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

In-Home Placenta Encapsulation Services – Tucson, AZ

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Your Tucson Doulas are proud to offer the only certified in-home placenta encapsulation and tincture service in southern, Arizona. Why encapsulate your placenta? The choice to encapsulate the placenta is growing in both popularity and demand. At Tucson Doulas, our placenta services … Read More

Certification: It Matters to Me

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When it comes to the topic of certification, I speak loudly and clearly . . . it matters to me. There exists within the doula world at least two camps.  One that values the process and accomplishment of certification.  The … Read More

5 Common Doula Myths Debunked

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If you know what a doula is, you’ve likely heard some of the common 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 basics … 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

Pregnancy and Birth Affirmations for You

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Affirmation – something declared to be true. Affirmations are often used to develop and enhance the mind/body connections.  Pregnancy and birth affirmations are used to help the individual connect their beliefs to the physical process. For some, affirmations may focus … Read More

Waiting for Baby

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Those final weeks of pregnancy are often so hard.  It’s such an exciting and often uncomfortable time!  Some women will experience Braxton-Hicks contractions. Others will have pre-labor or early labor like bouts of contractions that can lead to frustration and … Read More

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