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Choosing a Pediatrician – 5 Questions You Might Forget to Ask

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Are you looking for a pediatrician? We know you will make sure that the pediatricians you are considering take your insurance, are board licensed and up to date on the latest American Association of Pediatricians’ recommendations. However here are FIVE questions that help you move beyond the basics and help you make the perfect match for your child and his doctor. …

Online Childbirth Education – For the Busy Expecting Couple

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Are you a busy couple expecting a baby? Or perhaps you just prefer to prepare for birth from the comfort of home. Here is a great option for you!

How to Have a VBAC – The Most Important Thing

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Having attended hundreds of VBACs, I ‘m often asked what a woman can do to achieve this goal- and I have found that there is ONE thing that exponentially increases the odds of having a successful VBAC. The answer might surprise you.

Cut It Out by Theresa Morris – Go Read It

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Cut It Out by Theresa Morris brings new insight to what she calls the Cesarean epidemic in American. This a must read for expecting women and anyone who works with them including OBs, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators and midwives. Read why, you will be surprised.

Dallas and Fort Worth Doula talk about membrane sweeps

Stripping, Stretching, Sweeping – You Want To Do What?

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Sweeping, stretching and stripping all sound a bit scary, after all one’s lower uterus is not used to getting much action. Sweeping of the membranes, also called stripping or stretching, is a procedure performed during a vaginal exam.  A finger is placed into the cervix,  then in technical terms, “the inferior pole of the membranes is detached from the lower uterine segment …

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Is Your Provider VBAC Supportive?

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Are you planning a VBAC? As a doula, I’ve helped almost 250 couples achieve their goal of a having a VBAC (vaginal birth after a cesarean).  From those experiences, I have determined that If you are planning a VBAC, the MOST important thing you can do is have a supportive provider.  That does not mean someone who will “let” you …