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Hemorrhoid Relief

Published on March 23, 2018

Hemorrhoids are a very literal pain in the ass and are especially prevalent during pregnancy….

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Headaches During Pregnancy

Published on February 26, 2018

When you’re expecting a baby, you may find a sudden increase in the number of…

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Remedies for Heartburn in Pregnancy

Published on July 5, 2017

Dear little baby inside me, I love you from the bottom of my heartburn. Er,…

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PAIN in Labor: Breaking It Down

Published on March 27, 2017

  PAIN in Labor: Breaking It Down When I say birth, you say…? I spend…

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Cord Blood Banking FAQ

Published on October 1, 2016

Cord Blood Banking FAQ Not so long ago, cord blood banking was an elusive topic….

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Bob Ross is a Doula

Published on June 27, 2016

A few weeks ago, Netflix began streaming several seasons of The Joy Of Painting with…

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The “Perfect Birth” Promise

Published on January 5, 2016

The Promise of The Perfect Birth   Perfect Birth Pop Quiz!   If your doula…

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Our 2015 Birth Statistics

Published on January 4, 2016

Our Agency Birth Statistics for 2015 The first week of January brings two things out…

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I Didn’t Get The Glow (A True Story of Prenatal Depression)

Published on October 20, 2015

Admin note: The following is a true account from a guest blogger and friend of…

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Partner Support: The Express Lane For Birth

Published on October 19, 2015

Partners are often over looked in the birthing process, led to believe their birthing partner…

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Doula Magic: The Grounding Head Press

Published on October 2, 2015

Mark & Bethany demonstrate the grounding head press, a comfort technique that can be used…

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Breastfeeding Basics: It’s All in the LATCH-ONS

Published on September 1, 2015

Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t come naturally for many women. It is not something…

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Should I Still Hire a Doula For My C-Section?

Published on August 15, 2015

A Doula For My C-Section: What’s the Point? I’m planning a c-section so I don’t…

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Doula Team Support Sets A New Standard

Published on August 5, 2015

Doula Teams: Discover the Double Doula Difference   You might have noticed that Phoenix Family…

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Top Ten Tips For Writing A Birth Plan – With FREE Printable!

Published on July 24, 2015

Top Ten Tips for Writing a Birth Plan Keep it to one page. Let’s face…

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The Big, Fat Lie in Childbirth Education

Published on July 12, 2015

There’s a big, fat lie spreading around the world of childbirth education: Natural birth is…

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Firework, A Birth Parody Video

Published on July 3, 2015

Last year, I made up a funny little song. I didn’t expect much to happen…

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Family-Centered Birth Support in Phoenix

Published on June 26, 2015

Building Your Birth Team in the Valley Just Got A Whole Lot Easier Even as…

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