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Asking questions about the after birth? The umbilical cord? What you need to know about the umbelical cord after your baby is born. In those first crucial minutes immediately after the birth of your baby (during the “Third Stage of Labour”), something important is happening – or rather is suppose to happen. When your baby is born, if all is well, they should be placed immediately on your body for skin to skin care. During this time the placenta is still inside of you and will remain so typically anywhere between 5-30 minutes (sometimes up to 60 minutes).

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As doulas who have witnessed many beautiful and moving caesarean births, it saddens us that caesarean birth is not as celebrated as a “natural” or vaginal birth is, and that mothers are made to feel ashamed or that they have somehow failed for having this type of birth.

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So, you had a caesarean birth with your first baby and now you’re thinking about having another baby. Here’s what you need to know about giving birth naturally after a c-section. You may be wondering what are your options? Many people believe the myth of “once a caesarean, always a cesarean”, and while for some women this is true, but for many people it doesn’t have to be.

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It is a question that we midwives get asked all the time.  “What’s it like?”  “How many births do you go to?”  “What kind of hours do you work?”  I never completely know how to answer it because the answer varies depending on the day or the week.  Some days, being a midwife means a […]

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One of the major questions us doulas get asked is what to pack in your hospital bag when you have a baby. The majority of birthing families are searching for hospital bag lists on the internet or getting them from their local hospital and do you know what we have realized?

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re you thinking about having a midwife or a traditional OBGYN. Here’s 5 reasons to have a midwife deliver your baby. We asked local Georgetown midwife, Nina Couto to share with us 5 unique aspects of midwifery care that she believes her clients benefit from.

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Would you believe me if I told you that your healthcare provider most likely won’t even read it? Heck, you’ll be lucky if someone (other than your doula) even scans it.

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