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My dog. My friend. Rest in Peace.

I’m not a dog person. I don’t like to be licked, slobbered on, or jumped on. I don’t want dog hair all over my furniture or on my clothes or in my house. I don’t hate animals; I’m just not that girl. I do not call my dogs, “fur babies, ” or treat them better than my own children. They are fed, played with, sheltered, and protected. I am not inhumane; I’m just not a dog person.  (Before everyone out there who IS a dog lover freaks out…please keep reading). Continue reading “My dog. My friend. Rest in Peace.”

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Why hire a doula?

Whether you’re preparing to have a baby, are already pregnant, or  have a new little one in the house, having  a doula can be beneficial. The American Pregnancy Association and Evidence Based Birth both state the following benefits for having a birth doula during labor:

  • 50% decrease in Cesarean rate
  • 40% decrease in the use of Pitocin
  • 25% shorter labors
  • 60% fewer epidurals requested
  • 40% reduction in the use of forceps
  • 30% less request for pain relief

Continue reading “Why hire a doula?”