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Kick Counts- Why Baby's Movement Matters.

Some facts on kick counts and why they are important to start performing once you hit the 3rd trimester. Directions on how to perform kick counts and how often. Also- some resources to make counting kicks easier!

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Contractions Might Not Hurt, But These Might.

Has anyone ever told you about the things BESIDES contractions that might be a tad uncomfortable or hurt during labor? We have all heard about labor pains, but I don’t think LABOR AND DELIVERY pains are talked about often.

Here are 5 things to prep yourself for, and a few tips for handling them!

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Guest Blog: How to Maintain a Resilient Relationship After Having a Baby

It’s not uncommon for couples to face a few relationship issues after the birth of a baby. The exhaustion, worry, and frustration that accompany parenthood can really put a strain on a relationship, no matter how well-prepared a couple may be for this life-changing event. With that in mind, here’s how to overcome your exhaustion and find time to connect with your partner as you adapt to your new role as a parent.

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Why Labor and Delivery Nurses Are The Real Heroes

This blog is for the nurses. May we know them… and may we love them. Let’s give them a little break- quit making them out to be the bad guys. They work SO hard and deserve far more props than they get! To all of the Labor and Delivery Nurses in Central Mississippi, thank you so much for all you do and for always taking care of me and my team.

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How To Bed Rest Like A Boss

Did your doctor prescribe bed rest? Wondering how you will survive the upcoming weeks? Read on for tips and tricks from a doula in Jackson, Mississippi on how to bed rest like a boss.

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I Am Facing An Induction- How Can I Prepare?

Inductions are typically last minute and make even the most experienced mothers shake in their boots a bit. Moms groups on Facebook everywhere talk about inductions like they are literally a nightmare- every single one ending in a cesarean section or worse. Contrary to popular belief, the statistics actually show that the greater portion of inductions end in a successful vaginal delivery.

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The Case For Postpartum Follow-Up BEFORE 6 Weeks

The case for the 3-Week Postpartum Visit is a very obvious one for most people in birth work or maternal health. We are truly not sure who came up with the idea that sending women home for 6 weeks and praying for the best was the right way to go about things. In other countries, this is far from the norm- and interestingly enough, their outcomes are far better than ours! ACOG has recently announced their support of the 3-week Postpartum Visit, and here are some thoughts from us on the topic.

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This Is Weird- Things I Didn't Expect During Pregnancy.

there are MANY symptoms that those pesky pregnancy hormones can cause other than nausea and back pain. Remember to always mention any symptoms you are having to your provider. It’s important for them to know what’s going on in the event they can recognize some kind of pattern that may indicate a bigger problem for you and baby. You are NEVER “bothering” your provider or even your doula. Tell us when something is up! We are working as a team to help you have the best and safest pregnancy and birth for you and your new addition!

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Protein! How to sneak it in even if you think you hate it.

Protein Intake in pregnancy is especially important. Now that you are growing a tiny human- all of those amino acids are even more beneficial to you both! Per the American Pregnancy Association “Protein positively affects the growth of fetal tissue, including the brain. It also helps your breast and uterine tissue to grow during pregnancy, and it plays a role in your increasing blood supply.” Other studies have shown that protein can also lower your risk of developing Pre-Eclampsia, which can be life threatening! Because of digestive issues during pregnancy such as nausea and constipation- this can make getting protein in even harder.

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Placenta Issues In Pregnancy

Placenta Previa, Abruption, Accreta, Percreta, and Increta. Some of the lesser known pregnancy complications that people need to know about. The placenta is often called the tree of life! Placenta Issues in pregnancy can cause serious complications for both mother and baby. All this and more covered here.

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