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Doula Education Series – Doula 105

By: Birth Education Center Birth Doula, Childbirth education, Doulas January 1, 2023

Doula Education Series – Part 5/5 Doula 105 – Postpartum Postpartum is the ball that gets dropped in the cycle of conception, pregnancy, labor and birth. It is the longest part of the cycle yet it is neglected the most and needs the most preparation…

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Doula Education Series – Doula 104

By: Birth Education Center Birth Doula, Childbirth education, Doulas December 31, 2022

Doula Education Series – Part 4/5 Doula 104 – Comfort Measures & Self Care Your first doula training should have taught you the physical skills to be a doula to be able offer physical comfort measures. Of course, you will learn and gather more tools…

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Doula Education Series – Doula 103

By: Birth Education Center Birth Doula, Childbirth education, Doulas December 30, 2022

Doula Education Series – Part 3/5 Doula 103 – Prenatals As we start to attend prenatal meetings, we need to be well versed on our past triggers, traumas and the triumphs in life. As we walk alongside these new families, the parts of us that…

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Doula Education Series – Doula 102

By: Birth Education Center Birth Doula, Childbirth education, Doulas December 29, 2022

Doula Education Series – Part 2/5 Doula 102 – Contracts & Interviews When it comes to writing a solid contract – know that it will take some time. Random things will come up and you will make changes that better reflect your business. We have…

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Doula Education Series – Doula 101

By: Birth Education Center Birth Doula, Childbirth education, Doulas December 27, 2022

Childbirth education and doula trainings go hand in hand. While the formal doula training or doula certifications may only be a weekend or a “learn at your own pace” type of process – there is a lot of integration that comes with birth work. As…

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What Childbirth Class Should I Take?

By: Care Messer Birth, Hypnobirthing December 10, 2022

Why, after teaching Hypnobirthing for 13 years, do I still get just as excited before each class as I did in the beginning? Because watching families transform huge fears into bite sized, actionable steps never gets old! I love teaching online now because I can…

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How To Choose The Right Childbirth Educator

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing June 12, 2022

Let’s start with this… Our bodies are a force of nature. We have been creating and carrying humans to populate the earth for thousands of years. For centuries, we had no doctors, no Google, no checklists, and no textbooks to tell us what was happening…

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Are There Side Effects With An Epidural After Birth?

By: Jennifer Cole Epidurals October 25, 2021

The statistics say it all: of the 17 million births that took place in the United States between 2009-2014, 71 percent of these birthing people received an epidural. As prevalent as epidurals have become in modern birth culture, it would imply that they must be…

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Do Epidurals Slow Down Labor?

By: Jennifer Cole Epidurals October 18, 2021

Many of the parents who take our birth education classes are curious about epidurals. Even though our Hypnobirthing classes are preparing them for an unmedicated experience, they still have lots of questions related to epidurals.  And it’s no wonder. Given how prevalent the use of…

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When Is The Best Time To Get An Epidural In Labor?

By: Jennifer Cole Epidurals October 11, 2021

If you are pregnant with your first baby, the number of unknowns looming ahead of you can feel endless. For example, there are so many things you won’t know about your baby until they are born, like what color their eyes will be, whose chin…

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