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Birth Story: Education and Support Leads to a Positive Birth Experience for One Local Mom

I absolutely love getting feedback like this! I like it even more when women are willing to share their positive birth stories. If you’re looking for empowerment and you want to achieve your ideal birth, your best chance for success is education and support. Take a Lamaze class and find someone you trust to stand by your side when you go into labor. Have a read: So, I wanted to share with you my giving birth experiences, before and after your Lamaze class. When I went into labor with my first baby, obviously I didn’t know too much about...

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Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital

While some women opt for a cesarean, and some have a legitimate emergency that requires this surgery, the majority of women who have cesareans are at a higher risk simply because of the hospital they choose. Let that sink in for a moment. It isn’t demographics. It isn’t privilege or status.  It is merely WHERE you choose to have your baby. http://www.consumerreports.org/doctors-hospitals/your-biggest-c-section-risk-may-be-your-hospital/ What doctors fail to tell you is the associated long term risks with having that first...

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Free or low cost doulas? Say it isn’t so!

Many mothers in the US will be going to deliver their first or subsequent child in a hospital, ALONE while the father of their newborn is deployed in another country, working or no longer in the picture.  Many of these moms have been uprooted from their families and are alone or worst yet, are homeless.  Many of these families can not afford a labor support person who will be with them throughout the entire labor and delivery of their precious baby.  That is why The Joy in Birthing Foundation was created.  To offer low cost or free doulas and childbirth educators to...

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