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How to Know its Time to Go!

The big question, “When should I go to the Hospital?” Even before COVID-19 this was an important thing to know. The moment a birth person chooses to go to the hospital has the potential to drastically change a birth experience. Now, with COVID-19 taking another hit on hospitals, it’s importance is amplified even more and…

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(Guest Blog) A Birth Story by Krysten Barnhill

What a surprise Krysten was! I remember talking with her at 3am on the phone when she was asking for some other ideas of what to do. She was so calm, you could hardly tell she was in labor. Knowing how far along she was when she got to the hospital I suspect she was…

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Birth story of Becca’s first born

I woke up at 5am in February 2014 feeling something different. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I was excited and felt like maybe today – 10 days past my “due date” – was the day. I ate some breakfast and googled “does early labor feel like period cramps.” I was so excited…

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Doulas are for Partners Too!

While birth doulas are becoming a much more recognized part of a birth team there is often a misunderstanding of their role during a birth. Some partners even fear a doula will take their place during the birthing experience. We want to throw that idea to disintegrate into the wind. Roses are Red, Violets are…

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COVID-19 Support and Resources

Updated 10/29/21- Most Hospital in Mass have lifted restrictions for support people. I have only heard of one hospital with restrictions and it is unclear if that restriction is still in place. We are optimistic most hospitals will be allowing 2 support people in L&D for the foreseen future. Myself and Colleen are vaccinated and…

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The Truth about Placenta Encapsulation

Common Questions Q. Does ingesting ones placenta help with milk supply while breastfeeding? Mothers who have consumed their placentas have continually reported an increase of milk. Many IBCLCs who take note of their clients who have encapsulated their placenta hear of their effects and promote and encourage moms to try it. While antiquated, there have been a…

For other insightful blogs check out our colleagues Kara Coffin, Resilient Birth, and Matrescence Doula Services