Desert Blossom Women’s Care – Tucson’s New Midwifery Practice

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Tucson’s Newest Midwifery Practice: Desert Blossom Women’s Care Guest Blog by Tricia Nast CNM Our goal as midwives is to offer personalized, respectful, evidence-based care to each woman we serve. Generally speaking, people usually assume that midwives are only for … Read More

The Other Birth Plan – Advanced Healthcare Directive

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As you prepare to give birth to your baby, it’s common to sit down and examine your options.  You may decide to put it in writing in what is known as a birth plan. But there is another type of … 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

The Facebook Backup

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You might be wondering, what is “The Facebook Backup” I’ve sat on this post for almost a year. But a recent rise in posts in online doula communities searching for a Facebook backup has prompted me to open it back … 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

Debunking 5 Common Doula Myths

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If you know what a doula is, you’ve likely heard some of the common doula myths about what a doula is and what a doula does. Even though doulas may have different training and experience, there are a few doula … Read More

Birth Plan, Birth Preferences, Birth Options

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Birth plan.  Birth preferences. Birth wishes.  Preferred birth options. These are common phrases that we use to discuss the topic of options for birth with clients.  Exploring the many options available to you for birth can be an exciting process … Read More

How did I get here?

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Someone recently asked me why I became a doula.  Why did I choose this profession? Why would I choose to get called out at 3am? Leaving my warm bed in the middle of the night. To be gone for an … Read More

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