3. Massage Now, you won’t know if you’ll want to be touched or not until you’re in labor, but massage can be an excellent pain management tool if you are able to tolerate touch. Massage can help you relax, release tension, and help you breathe better.  It releases endorphins, which are feel-good hormones and natural pain-killers (source).…

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Debating on getting an epidural? Planning for a natural birth, but need some reassurance on your decision to avoid the epidural?  For most of human history, women have birthed without epidurals. But now, with them being so common, it really makes you wonder if epidurals are really that bad; Are there any benefits to not…

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The placenta is truly amazing. This specialized organ helped your baby grow and thrive while in your womb. It supplied nutrients, blood, and oxygen. It helped transfer waste and kept out germs. It created life inside you.  The placenta deserves to be appreciated and celebrated. Plus, it can even provide many benefits postpartum. But, how…

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Thinking about hiring a doula for your birth? Wondering if they are truly worth the money? Doulas are an excellent, and often overlooked, resource for pregnancy, birth, and even postpartum. But, a doula isn’t a new concept. This type of comforting labor support has been used since the Greeks in ancient times. Because of the benefits…

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Been hearing the term “doula” amongst all your pregnant friends, and curious as to what this “doula” is? Or, maybe you’re wondering how a doula can improve your birth or postpartum recovery? You already have so many decisions to make regarding your birth, trying to make it the safest, most positive experience for you and…

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