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When to go to the Hospital

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People need people – Find your laboring tribe

Originally posted on Julie Dubrouillet – childbirth educator, author and doula:
We all need a community; friends, family, the guy who makes our coffee. But when you are pregnant and preparing for the big life change that comes with labor…

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A VBAC Story

Originally posted on Julie Dubrouillet – childbirth educator, author and doula:
I recently had the experience of helping a wonderful couple achieve their goal of a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean). When they hired me, they explained that for their…

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The Path

Originally posted on Julie Dubrouillet – childbirth educator, author and doula:
At a birth recently, the doctor asked if I’d had unmedicated births myself. I was surprised that I hesitated in answering “yes,” even though I did. Right after the…

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Praise for “Deliver!” from a Childbirth Educator

Praise for “Deliver!” from a Childbirth Educator Continue reading

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Great Study from a few years back on the benefits of labor support, both by partners and doulas.

Continuous support for women during childbirth | Cochrane http://www.cochrane.org/CD003766/PREG_continuous-support-women-during-childbirth

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The Peanut Ball: A smart labor tool

I just supported a couple where the doctor was very doubtful that the mom would be able to deliver without a C-section. Based on my experience, I had to agree, but the mom really wanted to avoid surgery and so … Continue reading

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