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By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy February 1, 2021

Being pregnant in the early 21st century has some added bells and whistles that our maternal ancestors never had to contend with, things like the jogging stroller, baby wipe warmers, and gender reveal parties. And while most new inventions related to pregnancy and parenthood are…

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Pregnancy After A Miscarriage…

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy January 30, 2021

If you’ve suffered one or more previous miscarriages and are now pregnant again, you’re likely processing a lot right now. Grief. Apprehension. Fear. Anxiety. Guarded excitement. There’s no quick and easy way to pivot away from the loss of one baby to the eager anticipation…

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How Long Does a Labor Induction Take?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction January 21, 2021

You may have recently discovered that you’re a candidate for induction. There are various reasons for inductions to be recommended or required; everything from medical conditions like Preeclampsia and Gestational Diabetes, to being overdue (aka “post-dates”), to concerns about your baby and/or placenta in utero.…

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Is My Body Ready For an Induction?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction January 15, 2021

You may have heard or read that inductions can prolong labor and make the already long and arduous process of labor and childbirth take even longer. Nobody wants that, right? But perhaps you’re facing a medical issue, like Preeclampsia or Gestational Diabetes, which is making…

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Is Labor Induction Safe at 39 Weeks?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction January 3, 2021

Is the reason this blog caught your eye have to do with the fact that at your last prenatal appointment your doctor recommended inducing your labor at 39 weeks instead of allowing you to go into labor naturally? Did this recommendation totally throw you because…

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Which Doula Training Is Best?

By: Jennifer Cole Doulas January 2, 2021

If you are considering becoming a doula, whether it be a birth or postpartum doula, then a question you might be asking yourself is which organization is the best one to receive training and certification from? You may have already discovered that a lot of…

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How Many Times Will I See a Care Provider While I’m Pregnant?

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy January 1, 2021

Great question! If you have recently found out you’re pregnant, one of the first things you might be wondering about is how often you should be having prenatal visits with your care provider. In the course of a normal, healthy pregnancy, your care provider will…

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Getting an Epidural?

By: Jennifer Cole Induction, Pregnancy December 18, 2020

If you’re newly pregnant and trying to decide the type of birth experience you want for yourself and your baby, one of the biggest choices you’ll be faced with has to do with pain management. When polling your friends and family, you may discover that…

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How Do I Become A Doula?

By: Jennifer Cole Doulas December 17, 2020

I can still remember the day I decided to leave my 20+ year career in corporate real estate behind and become a birth doula. I knew I wanted to do something else with my life but wasn’t sure where my talents could be best utilized…

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How Does Being Good at My Job Help with My Pregnancy?

By: Jennifer Cole Pregnancy November 18, 2020

If you have achieved some level of success in your professional life, then you undoubtedly possess talents that make you good at what you do. Are you a wiz at analyzing data? Is your organizational prowess on point? Do you shine when managing projects by…

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