With all the prenatal focus pregnant women put on labor and birth, postpartum planning is often eclipsed. I think many times pregnant women can’t imagine what life on “the other side” will be like, so in some ways they can’t begin to plan for it. Hiring a postpartum doula is a great way to prepare…

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Fill your freezer with meals. You will be so happy about this later. Double meals you cook and freeze half. (Hint: lasagna can be frozen prior to or after baking.) Ask the guests coming to your baby shower to bring along a freezer-ready meal. Get a copy of Frozen Assets and spend a day cooking…

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By Guest Blogger, WellPregnancy-trained labor doula and childbirth educator Jenny Everett King, CCCE “So, um . . .What do you do?” It’s okay. Doulas are more accustomed to this question than you probably realize. No one wants to say, “Soooo, you don’t catch the baby. You don’t give any meds. You don’t use monitors. Ah,…

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For the first time weather has forced me to cancel a labor doula training. Doulas go out in the snow, but with a forecasted New England blizzard on the way, it seemed like the only responsible action to take. It got me thinking about tongue and cheek conversations I have had with other doulas about…

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