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A doula for every type of birth

A doula for every type of birth

I often hear from people who as questions like: Do doulas support births for people planning to use epidurals? Do doulas support cesarean births? Do doulas support people who are not planning on “natural” childbirth? Do doulas support people whether or not they are planning to breastfeed? Do doulas support people birthing at hospitals? Birth centers? Home births? The answer to all these questions is YES. Doulas do that! It’s a misconception that doulas only support people planning on unmedicated births (could…

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Risks of early induction or C-section

Risks of early induction or C-section

You’re late in your pregnancy, outgrowing your maternity clothes, you can’t sleep at night, and you’re so uncomfortable you just want baby to make an appearance already. As tempting as it may be to consider getting this birth show on the road by scheduling an induction or a cesarean birth, there are plenty of benefits to both mom and baby to wait it out until labor begins on its own. With our healthcare system the way it is, we hear a lot…

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Gentle C-section now available on the Main Line

Gentle C-section now available on the Main Line

There’s great news for women in our region as there’s now an option for delivery with a “gentle C-section.” For women needing a cesarean section, the experience is sometimes traumatic. Instead of their anticipated tender first moments snuggling baby right after birth, they find themselves strapped to the table, unable to even see baby, who may be whisked right away for screenings without getting to even meet mom. Then, by the time baby returns, mom may have trouble holding baby due…

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