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  1. Are Ultrasounds Risky?

    The use of a fetal doppler in pregnancy can give valuable information to both you and your medical provider. But does using a ultrasound or a fetal doppler “for fun” pose any dangers to baby, and if so, are there any alternatives? Background As a very basic explanation, a doppler is a form of ultrasound

  2. Single Parenting: Tips to Thrive By

    Everyone knows single parenting is hard. Few people choose to do it willingly and those who do likely have a strong support system lined up. But what if you don’t? What if single parenting is a new, unexpected challenge?  You may find yourself as a short term “single parent”, or a long term real single

  3. The Fundal “Massage”

    “Heyyyyy, let me take a quick peek at your bleeding and give your uterus a little rub…” your sweet L&D nurse says to you. Blissfully unaware of anything other than your brand new squishy baby, you reply “yeah…ok…” not thinking twice about what “little rub” really means….. Often times I hear birthing people say they

  4. Birth Story | Baby E

    I love working with repeat clients! Repeats don’t happy too often here since many of our clients are military and Fayetteville/Fort Bragg is a very transient community. I worked with this family when they were pregnant with their first baby and they shared that birth story as well. You can read it here. Birth workers

  5. 5 Pregnancy Symptoms to Never Ignore

    Ahhhhh, pregnancy! You’ve either waited a long time to experience it, or no time at all. It may be smooth and fairly uneventful, or you may encounter some bumps along the way such as morning sickness, vivid dreams, and fatigue. These are relatively harmless pregnancy symptoms and generally don’t require medical attention, however; there are

  6. Birth Story x4

    I guess I’d say clients ask me about my own personal birth stories is about 50% of the time. It’s usually when they have questions about epidurals, or are wondering what to expect when they get an epidural that I let them know I’ve had three of them. Most of the time I see a

  7. Considering a Home Birth?

    These last few weeks have been filled with uncertainty. But one thing you know for certain is that you’re going to give birth. You may be having second thoughts about your chosen hospital and find yourself considering birthing at home. You’re not alone! Families all over our area are asking questions and seeking information about

  8. Safety Tips for those Parenting or Pregnant in Flu & COVID-19 Season

    It’s easy to be frightened after hearing about the novel corona virus (or COVID-19) in the news every day, especially if you’re pregnant or caring for a baby. But there are precautions you can take. Many are no different from precautions that would be wise during any flu season, but worth reviewing in any case!

  9. Pregnancy Travel Tips

    Are you planning one last getaway with your partner before your baby arrives? Maybe you planned that cruise to the Bahamas right before you found out you were pregnant? Or maybe you’re traveling for work? Travel can be stressful. Add in pregnancy and the stress level can climb. If you’re pregnant and traveling, there are