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  1. Braxton and Hicks Walk into a Bar

    …..and nothing happens! But is that really true? In my early days of doula-ing, I was sitting with a client during one of our prenatal visits. She had a question about Braxton Hicks contractions and was concerned they would turn into preterm labor, or that she wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between them

  2. Give Experiences Instead of Things Part Four: Food

    If there’s one thing I’ve grown tired of as my kids have gotten older, it is the twice-a-year Great Toy Purge. Cathartic, sure. But the sense of being swallowed whole by a sea of toys and THINGS is definitely something I can do with out. Once the Great Toy Purge is over, I feel so

  3. Give Experiences Instead of Things Part Three: Adventures

    Do you like the idea of gifting experiences instead of things? Perfect! Because we’re compiling a list of local suggestions to help you fill out your holiday wishlists. Today’s topic: adventures! (Be sure to check out our previous posts about Museums and Gyms, too!) Sometimes everybody needs a little adventure in their life. Why not

  4. Give Experiences Instead of Things Part Two: Gyms

    A lot of folks like the idea of gifting experiences instead of things, so we’re compiling a list of local suggestions to help you fill out your holiday wishlists. Today’s topic: gyms! (check out Part One: Museums) Here are a few ideas for places for your kids to get their wiggles out, ranging from more

  5. Give Experiences Instead of Things Part One: Museums

    There might be several reasons why you might want to give your family experience gifts instead of physical objects — maybe you don’t have the space, maybe you would like to spend your free time doing something new together, maybe you’re tired of stepping on tiny plastic doll shoes and blocks. Whatever your reason, we

  6. Wondering about Water?

    Few things are as relaxing as a nice warm bath, which is one of the reasons that water births may be of increasing interest to you. Anything that can reduce the stress of birth can help reduce birth complications. What are the specific benefits of water birth, and how can it be done safely? The

  7. Let’s Get Cheesy

    In the process of creating a birth plan, many new parents are surprised at how many choices and options are available to them. One of those options is delaying baby’s first bath. You may not have even thought about this before now and you may be wondering why anyone would ever want to delay cleaning

  8. Three Things I Wish I Had

    It’s been a while since I had a baby and things sure have changed since I was pregnant with my oldest 20 years ago. When you have your babies spaced out like I did (born in ’99, ’07, ’11, ’12) you experience changes in parenting trends, professional recommendations, and accessibility to resources. I’ll tell you,

  9. Three Tips for Surviving Each Trimester

    Pregnancy is typically pretty uncomfortable and depending on where you’re at in your pregnancy you may be facing nausea, leg cramps, or an annoyingly itchy belly. In our childbirth education series we discuss many of these common “pregnancy complaints”. We also talk about when to expect them, why they happen, and what you can do