Infant Sleep the Magical Mythical Unicorn

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Infant sleep can be like a magical, mythical unicorn in a new parent’s world. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked something like “How can I get my baby to sleep at night?” or “Is my baby … Read More

The Ugly Truth About Induction of Labor

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I want to take a minute and talk about induction of labor. The opinions on induction of labor are as varied as the people who feel free to offer them so readily. Many only what to share what amounts to … Read More

CenteringParenting Comes to El Rio Birth Center

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Comes to El Rio Birth and Women’s Health Center   “It makes us feel as if we’re not alone. A lot of times we think, ‘I’m the only one going through this’, but then you go to group and you’re … Read More

What to Pack For Your Birth

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One of the most common topics we discuss with the families who hire us is what to pack for your birth. The decision about what to pack for your birth is a common focus as your due date approaches.  Not … Read More

Overcoming Stress in Labor

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For most women, birth is a powerful and intense experience. As a result, it is common for women to seek ways for overcoming stress in labor well before the big day arrives. As doulas, we believe that it is helpful … Read More

In Life and Birth: The only way out is through.

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I hear myself say this a lot to clients during labor and birth.  Especially during pushing. “The only way out is through.” Through the sensation, through the pressure, the fear and yes, through the pain.  There is almost always a … Read More

Metamorphosis

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Metamorphosis: any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.   The other day I was at a coffee shop for an interview with a prospective client and I had arrived a bit early. I took a quick look around and … Read More

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