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Insuring Your Family

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Insuring Your Family

As Doulas we're often asked how parents can prepare for their growing family. Join us on the blog today with Gabrielle Stepaniak, and Cincinnati Insurance Agent, to answer some of your burning questions.

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Dear Doula: Do you have any Mocktails for Mom?

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Dear Doula: Do you have any Mocktails for Mom?

Dear Doula,

All of my friends and family are having get togethers and heading out to our favorite breweries, restaurants and bars. I want to do the best for my baby and myself…but I’m feeling super left out - do you have any suggestions? 

Thanks,

Feeling festive in Ft. Mitchell

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What To Do On A Cincinnati Babymoon

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What To Do On A Cincinnati Babymoon

Well, my dear babymoon-less friends, I have the perfect solution (this is for you, Amanda). A short and sweet weekend getaway, right here in Cincinnati, full of parks, donuts, and all the relaxation your heart desires! Keep reading for the complete itinerary below.

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Meet Paige Menkins

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Meet Paige Menkins

Paige lives on the West Side of Cincinnati with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying all that Cincinnati has to offer from the parks, restaurants, and sports to the architecture. Get to know Paige and why our clients love her!

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What Is A Placenta Tincture?

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What Is A Placenta Tincture?

Placenta Encapsulation continues its popularity in Cincinnati, but one of the downfalls to placenta capsules is their short shelf life. Find out how placenta tincture can increase the longevity of your placenta.

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Infertility: Finding Hope

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Infertility: Finding Hope

Each year Doulas of Cincinnati hosts No Child Wet Behind to raise awareness and diapers for babies in need in our community. We are proud to have the support of our friends at Parental Hope as Silver Sponsors for 2018. Find out more about how Parental Hope is helping make people's dreams of a growing family come true.

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Dear Doula: My GBS Test is Positive, Now What?

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Dear Doula: My GBS Test is Positive, Now What?

Remind me again why none of my friends told me I was going to get my vagina and rectum swabbed at my 36 week appointment?!  You’d think they would have remembered to mention that one!...Let’s start by going over the basics of GBS (Group B Streptococci)

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Safe Feeding | Severe Weather and Emergencies

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Safe Feeding | Severe Weather and Emergencies

The calendar still says February, but the weather in the Queen City has us feeling like spring!  While we aren’t complaining about the warm temperature, severe weather and power outages may be just around the corner.  Now is the time to prepare to safely feed your little one in case of an outage -  before you are caught in the dark!

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Independence Day: A Birth Story

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Independence Day: A Birth Story

What I perceive as Braxton-Hicks contractions are more frequent, lasting longer, and the strongest they’ve ever been. I think I knew, subconsciously, that it was right around the corner.

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Top 10 Bedtime Books

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Top 10 Bedtime Books

Bedtime stories are a nice way to wind down together and enjoy some quiet bonding and fun with your kid(s). Here are the top ten bedtime books from our house from birth through age 5.

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All The Way & Back Again: A Birth Story

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All The Way & Back Again: A Birth Story

Christy was a client of mine last year who overcame some seriously tough twists during her labor (You're 10 centimeters! Just kidding... still 7!) to birth her sweet baby boy, Ashby, at Mercy Hospital in Anderson. She blogs over on Eat Clean Live Simple (go give her some love) and she's kindly written her birth story for us to share and enjoy.

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Your Worry-Free Pregnancy

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Your Worry-Free Pregnancy

Whether you’ve just peed on the stick or your due date is quickly approaching, almost every pregnant person has fears leading up to their labor and birth.  Let us remind you that you are not alone.  At Doulas of Cincinnati we’ve helped prospective parents process a great deal of fears and questions.

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Top Ten Cincinnati Inspired Baby Names

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Top Ten Cincinnati Inspired Baby Names

You went to school here, got engaged with the Ohio River as your backdrop, and now, are ready to raise a family in one of the country's most livable cities

Doulas of Cincinnati are experts on all things baby, and this is especially true for bundles of joy born in the City of Seven Hills.

If you are looking for a baby name that reflects your Porkopolis pride, Doulas of Cincinnati has got you covered. Read on for ten of our favorite names that are "so Cincinnati."

Best Cincinnati Doula
  1. Ludlow - Although a bit heavy on the tongue, Ludlow is an English name to consider if your list also includes Landon or Declan. It also happens to be the name of one of the founders of the Queen City.

  2. Harriet - Author of the best-selling book Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe lived with her family in Cincinnati for nearly 20 years.

  3. Rosemary - Classic names have made a comeback and Rosemary is a lovely tribute to beloved entertainer Rosemary Clooney, who got her start in Cincinnati. (Visiting Rosemany Clooney's home is a nice day trip out of the city.)

  4. Foster - Known as "the father of American music," Stephen Foster wrote some of his songs while living in Cincinnati. (It is prudent to mention that his music does not come free of controversy.)

  5. Crosley - Former owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Powel Crosley, Jr., was a pioneer in radio and broadcasting.

  6. Othneil - An alternative to Nathaniel, Othneil is a nod to former Ohio Governor Othneil Looker, whose house is a historic site in Harrison.

  7. Roland - You might want to thank Roland Wank, one of the designers of Union Terminal, for the days of fun spent at the Children's Museum.

  8. Oxley - Another offbeat "O" name, Oxley pays homage to Dr. Lucy Oxley, the first African American woman to earn a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati.

  9. Oscar - Oscar is regal, yet approachable. Sports fans will appreciate the link to one fo the greatest basketball players of all time, The Big O, Oscar Robertson, who played for both UC and the Cincinnati Royals.

  10. Lillian - Lillian Wald spent her early life in Cincinnati. A public health advocate and nurse, Lillian helped to form the Women's Trade Union League and Children's Bureau. She also helped to found the NAACP.

Written by: JoEllen Noble, IBCLC and resident Cincinnati expert.

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IBCLC | Your Breastfeeding Expert

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IBCLC | Your Breastfeeding Expert

When it comes to breastfeeding, there is no shortage of advice dished out to new parents! Relatives, friends, doctors, and pins saved to your Pinterest baby board- who should you turn to when questions about breastfeeding arise?  Doulas of Cincinnati offers expert lactation support from an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

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