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A Doula In Your Pocket Is Better Than No Doula | Story 3

By: Care Messer Doulas April 5, 2020

From Willow: Recently I had one of my families go into labor knowing I wouldn’t be able to join them at the hospital. This was upsetting for everyone but this did not change my availability to them or my ability to support them. It did,…

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A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 2

By: Care Messer Birth, Birth Doula, Doulas April 3, 2020

This story of virtual doula service comes from Monet Combs of Mama Magic Birth Services. Having a VBAC(Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) can be a lot of work to set up depending on what type of hospital and provider you have. VBAC families need to be…

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A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 1

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Labor April 2, 2020

With Covid-19, protocols in the birth room are changing on an hourly basis. This is making our birthing families feel very unstable and vulnerable. When families feel unsafe, so do their babies. The world needs to take mindful, proactive steps to ensure the safety and…

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Will a Doula Advocate for Me?

By: Birth Education Center Doulas March 23, 2020

You may have already heard or read about the many benefits hiring a birth doula offers. Not only are they knowledgeable about birth, they are also 100% focused upon you and your partner, from the time they join you in labor until an hour or…

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How To Have A Great Birth!

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing January 17, 2020

Education gave this family all the tools they needed for what turned out to be a fast birth! Dad was along for the ride in classes but found that he was able to stay calm and move through the experience easily because of what they…

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What Partners Need to Know About Birth

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing December 20, 2019

For this couple – kids were never part of their life plan. But the decision to have a baby brought this dad the “greatest experience of his life.” After the birth, he sat down to take in the whole labor and birth and came up…

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Is Water Birth Better?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing December 12, 2019

Is water birth better? Well – this mom thought so. It was accidental but just what she had envisioned when it came to her birth vision. One of the many lessons labor brought this couple was the importance of a sacred, calm laboring environment. Labor…

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A C Section | Can It Be Gentle?

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing November 21, 2019

How did this mom go from planning a natural birth to fully embracing a gentle cesarean birth with no regrets? Education and the right support proved once again to make an unwanted scenario something manageable and smooth. Kristine and her husband took HypnoBirthing, read all…

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Pregnancy & Brushing for Two, or Three!

By: Birth Education Center Uncategorized November 21, 2019

As a soon to be mom, you make all sorts of sacrifices. Of course, expecting moms gladly and gracefully give of themselves with full awareness of the much greater rewards once the baby is born. During nine months of carrying your baby, you may get…

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A Home Birth

By: Care Messer Hypnobirthing November 15, 2019

On Saturday evening before our estimated due date, I had a little bloody show that we took as a sign that we’d be starting labor soon. Although “Dr. Google“ suggested that it could still be as much as 2 weeks away… Regardless, I decided to treat…

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