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What Is Continuity Of Care

What Is Continuity Of Care

Continuity of care is a continuous caring relationship between a client and health care professional over time. For most people, continuity of care is valuable because it allows clients to build a relationship of trust and understanding with their provider. However,...

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Supporting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Supporting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Over the years, dozens of clients have hired us as part of their preparation for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and it’s some of the most rewarding work we do. These people usually arrive with a complex combination of determination and anxious uncertainty. They...

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8 Pregnancy Affirmations

8 Pregnancy Affirmations

Pregnancy can be a wonderful and transformative experience, but it can also come with its fair share of challenges and uncertainties. As you navigate the ups and downs of pregnancy, it can be helpful to turn to affirmations as a way to ground and center yourself....

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Pregnancy: Fact vs. Fiction

Pregnancy: Fact vs. Fiction

As a parent, there are a thousand things to worry about during pregnancy. However, there are many pregnancy myths that have been around for a long time, despite not being based on scientific evidence. Here are some common ones: Myth: You should eat for two during...

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Tips From a Potty Training Expert

Tips From a Potty Training Expert

Today we are here with our resident potty training expert, Tallina Long. She is also a Birth First Doula! So! Tallina, what makes you a “potty training expert”? Well, once upon a time I was the lead teacher in a two’s classroom. All 20 kids were potty training all at...

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Fresh Babies Can Play!

Fresh Babies Can Play!

Your baby wants to see your face. The contrast on your face: your eyebrows, the whites of your eyes, and your nostrils are fascinating! This is a great position for play- with your knees up, and baby on your thighs. The small dip between your knees guides baby’s head to stay in the middle, which helps to strengthen the deep stabilizing muscles in their neck.

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