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Does Health Insurance Cover Doulas?

Does Health Insurance Cover Doulas?

Currently, most health insurance companies do not openly cover doulas. This is slowly changing and there are steps you can take to see if your insurance company might offer at least partial coverage if not full reimbursement. How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Doula? The...

10 Tips for Relaxation During Labor

10 Tips for Relaxation During Labor

Techniques to promote relaxation during labor are important to reduce the fear of labor and subsequent perception of pain. Understanding how your hormones work during labor is key to realizing how important these techniques are. This is even more important now as you...

The Role of Hormones During Labor

The Role of Hormones During Labor

Hormones are basically chemical “messengers” that your body creates to help with function. The role of hormones during labor is crucial for a peaceful birth. Basically, they can change the way your uterus contract, your stress and anxiety levels, and help make labor...

10 Common Infections During Pregnancy

10 Common Infections During Pregnancy

You have probably heard about infections in pregnant woman. Do you know which ones are the most common infections during pregnancy, and what symptoms to look for? Are there any risks to you and your baby from such infections? Although your baby is protected from many...

Breastfeeding Information For New Mothers

Breastfeeding Information For New Mothers

Accurate and timely breastfeeding information for new mothers is key if you are considering to breast feed. It can make the difference between a loving and bonding experience between you and your baby, or a stressful, painful, and overwhelming task. As a birth coach...

Pregnancy During COVID-19: What Do I Need To Know?

Pregnancy During COVID-19: What Do I Need To Know?

Planning a pregnancy and birth during the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful. Knowing what to expect from a regular pregnancy and what the current evidence is regarding COVID-19 and pregnancy is imperative. Doing so is vital to increase safety and decreased anxiety of...

Best Diapers for Newborn: Cloth vs Disposable

Best Diapers for Newborn: Cloth vs Disposable

What are the best diapers for a newborn? Cloth vs disposable diapers is still a topic where a lot of parents have doubts about it. How you will diaper your child is an important decision because each requires an investment in both time and money. You also need to...

Birth Choices: Know Your Options

Birth Choices: Know Your Options

Congratulations! You have entered a chapter of your life where your healthcare choices may be more important than ever before. Most parents have similar basic goals for birth: a safe, positive experience that results in a healthy baby. However, there are many ideas on...

10 Things You May Not Have Known about having an Epidural

10 Things You May Not Have Known about having an Epidural

According to the medical journal Anesthesiology, approximately 71% of women receive an epidural when giving birth. While not a large increase from previous years, this number is increasing. An epidural is often prescribed to decrease the pain of labor. Since it is...

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