When preparing for a natural birth, couples inevitably must make decisions about what is most important to them and what fits into their financial situation. Birth classes are offered everywhere and vary greatly. From buffet style hospital classes (where you pick and choose which classes you need), to independent “crash” courses, to just doing some self study, there are many choices for expectant parents. Read more
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Preparing for a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) isn’t a whole lot different than planning for a natural birth. Tell people you want to push a baby out of your vagina without drugs, they may look at you like you have three heads…the same goes for VBAC. There tends to be a lot of fear surrounding VBAC and a woman who is planning one may unexpectedly invite opinions from dozens of people around her, most of them negative. People often want to spread rumors about the very worst scenario because it’s far more interesting than what is normal.
There are some things you have to take really seriously in order to accomplish your goals. Below is a list of some of the most important steps you should take when planning your VBAC. Read more
Anyone who has experienced the joy of pregnancy knows that as soon as that little blue line appears, so too does a seemingly endless list of expenses. From the fun things, like decorating the nursery and buying baby clothes, to the more serious preparation for childbirth, everything just seems to add up. Which, of course, begs the question, “Must I really take a childbirth class?”
Well, we might be a little biased, but we would answer with a resounding YES! You should take a birth class. Here are five simple reasons why the money spent on a great birth class is money well spent. Read more
Let’s start with what a doula is. A birth doula provides physical, emotional and informational support for a family through pregnancy, labor, birth and early postpartum. Doulas usually meet with birth clients for an interview and two prenatal visits prior to birth. We have a lot to cover in these meetings. We have to develop a relationship and I have to get a feel for what our rhythm will be, how you like to be touched, comforted, spoken to. And how your partner plans to help and is best supported as well. Imagine how long it takes to find this stuff out while dating. . . . at best, I’m doing this in six hours. Yup, doulas are awesome! Read more