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Carley’s Birth Story: Welcome, Finnegan!

I am one of the lucky ones.  I had such a great birth experience.  Moms-to-be out there will probably agree that it’s crazy how many horror stories you hear once people learn you’re pregnant.  As if there isn’t enough anxiety around giving birth for the first time!  Well – spoiler alert, my experience was amazing […]

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“Water Keepers”: A Guest Post by Meg Heather Ford, ICEA Doula

Water Keepers Exploring the roles of doula, midwife and obstetrician in childbirth I recently supported one of my doula clients through her second birth, and was reminded of the overlapping yet very distinct roles of doula, midwife and obstetrician. The overlap, of course, lies in our shared outcome, which is a healthy mother and baby. […]

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Tara & Conrad

Tara J’s Birth Story: Welcome, Conrad!

Tara J’s Birth Story: Again, my due date came and went.  I was eight days late with my daughter, so tried to keep up my normal routine.  I had finished my last day of work, so “normal” was entertaining my ever growing toddler and trying to get some exercise each day. Three days past my […]

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Julia & Elizabeth

Julia O’s Birth Story: Welcome, Elizabeth!

Julia O’s Birth Story: Elizabeth Rebecca Orme was born Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.  I can’t thank you enough for helping me prepare for labor, and here’s why. At 4:30 a.m. on my due date, I started bleeding lightly and shortly thereafter having contractions 8 minutes apart for an hour. Throughout that day, I bled consistently […]

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