Pain. I am in the midst of a horrible back spasm. My low back and right hip have been in a spasm since last week. I cannot stand or walk without sharp, knife-like pain, and even sitting is very uncomfortable. So I have been spending a lot of time thinking about pain. I talk about …

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Ten Myths about Doulas

#1 – A doula will prevent my baby’s other parent from feeling fully involved with our baby’s birth A doula works with the whole family. When the partner is looking tentative, the doula can say something like “Why don’t you stand here and hold her through the contraction while I rub her back?” Right away, …

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