Birth in the Know

Fourth Trimester

FIVE LIKELIHOODS OF THE FOURTH TRIMESTER OF BIRTH

There is much attention paid to the first three trimesters of pregnancy. The one that follows birth is somehow forgotten. The childbearing year includes the first three months after birth. Education and preparation for this time are necessary too. This is the transition period of life outside the womb, for the baby. This is the …

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POOP AND PEE AND EXHAUSTION, OH MY!!

You are preparing for your birth; reading all the articles, searching google, asking about homebirth, and hospitals and birth centers. Most likely, you have been shopping for baby stuff. Everything is falling into place, though you may still be a bit anxious, especially if this is your first baby. There are many unanswered questions. I …

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POSTPARTUM DOULA: NINE ROLES DEFINED

The postpartum doula has been around longer than I have been at it (1991), yet there are still many people who don’t know what a doula is. There is often much confusion with a midwife, who is clinically trained. Many doulas worked hard to get doula into the dictionary. Online Meriam Webster’s says: “a woman who is …

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