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Why New Doulas are Better Than You Think | Mother Rising

When searching for the right doula, parents want the best of the best for their upcoming birth.  Sure, a seasoned doula that’s been in the business for a long time has great benefits, but doulas with less experience are a wonderful choice as well.  In this blog post I discuss why I think new doulas […]

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You Need to Know: Most Get Pitocin Right After Birth | Mother Rising

New parents are shocked to discover most women that have a hospital birth will receive pitocin right after birth.  Pitocin is routinely given to all women to reduce the chance of postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding that occurs within 24 hours after birth and is a major contributor to maternal mortality in low-income countries. Are parents shocked that care […]

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What You Need to Know About Dental Hygiene And Pregnancy

As if pregnancy wasn’t difficult enough, along with the baby you can be carrying a host of dental issues. That’s because pregnancy hormones and morning sickness can result in unique challenges to maintaining proper dental hygiene. Dr. Tsolair Hovsepian, a dentist based in the Los Angeles area and a mom herself, says that despite the difficulties that […]

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Parents Who Did This between Contractions Reduced Their Pain | Mother Rising

When preparing for labor, so much of the focus is on coping through the pain of each contraction that parents forget about the gift of breaks between contractions. Contractions are not constant, they come and go.  During contractions women feel many sensations such as pressure and pain, but between contractions much of this goes away. […]

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How to Manage Your First Trimester of Pregnancy At Work

Getty Images The first trimester of pregnancy can be marked by several unpleasant physical changes: nausea, vomiting, and fatigue to name a few. Sure, some women experience little to no symptoms during this time, but many others struggle. Navigating the first trimester at work can be a challenge. When you feel perpetually ill and exhausted, […]

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Tips for Dads in the Delivery Room (Like How to Not Pass Out) | Mother Rising

Many parents in my childbirth classes want to learn tips for dads in the delivery room (like how to not pass out and be totally useless).  It’s pretty common for dads to worry about being in the way, not knowing what to do, and navigating the hospital scene.  Dads really want their partners and baby […]

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How Far Apart Should Contractions Be Before Going to the Hospital?

When planning for their hospital birth, many parents want to know how far apart should contractions be before going to the hospital.  Dads want to know so they don’t accidentally have a car baby 🙂 and moms want to make sure to get to the hospital in time for an epidural.  (Care providers want everyone healthy […]

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The Most Popular Baby Names Of All Time

Regine Mahaux / Getty Images Popular baby names often define a generation, from 1980s hits such as Heather, Jason, and Amanda, to today’s favorites, including Emma, Olivia, and Noah. But what are the most popular baby names of all time — you know, the truly timeless ones that never go out of style? Here’s the definitive list, for both […]

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