5 Things To Do the Day Before Your Induction

So you’re going to be induced…this baby is really coming! Knowing you’re going into the hospital for an induction (or cesarean) is exciting, but it can bring up some anxiety and a big dose of reality. We like to have a phone call with our clients the day before their induction starts to talk about how they’re feeling, what the plan is and when to call us to join them. During this call, we try to remind them of a few things they can do to prepare for their induction and labor. If you’re wondering what to do the day before an induction or scheduled cesarean, I want to share a few ideas with you all too!

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Attuned Doula Services at Bloom: A Night Out for New and Expecting Moms

Collin County Moms Blog is hosting Bloom: A Night Out for New and Expecting Moms this Thursday night at Gather in Downtown McKinney. Attuned Doula Services is proud to be a table sponsor at this fun event. 

Doors open just before 6:00pm and attendees will be able to mingle, enter giveaways, enjoy some light treats and mocktails and check out their awesome swag bags. This is a night to get to know other moms in Collin County and meet local businesses whose job it is to support, spoil and make life easier for families. 

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What if I Don’t Want to Surrender in Labor?

 

There is something to be said for the metaphorical duck calmly gliding through the water, but frantically paddling its feet beneath the surface. Some people are really good at hiding their anxieties, fears and tension and projecting an image of grace and control. I am one of them and I know it’s not always as easy as just relaxing in labor. 

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Top 10 Ways to Support a Friend with Infertility

Infertility is becoming less and less taboo to talk about and that’s really good for the 1 in 8 couples struggling who can find themselves feeling isolated, depressed, or hopeless. It has been found that people who are navigating infertility can have the same level of emotional trauma as those diagnosed with cancer, HIV or chronic pain conditions. It takes a toll on individuals, couples and families. Sometimes it takes couples years to get pregnant and stay pregnant for the first time and other times, they conceive easily with their first and face secondary infertility when trying to conceive subsequent children. No matter where they are in their infertility journey or what decisions they have made about their fertility or family planning, these couples all deserve to be loved and supported.

 

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Four Tips for a Smoother Cesarean Birth Recovery

Although it is the most common surgery performed on women and how over 30% of women in the United States give birth, a C-section is major surgery. It can come with some pretty unexpected side effects, so it’s good to know what is normal and what isn’t.

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