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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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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 Signs Winter Is Over

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Top Ten Signs Winter Is Over

Growing up, we can remember experiencing four, distinct seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. These days, it feels more like we have just two: Winter and Springy-Summery-Hot-Time-Before-Winter. For those feeling just a little confused, this week's Tuesday Top Ten is devoted to helping you figure it out.

1. It's been at least a week since snow was on the ground.

We are 10 days and counting away from the last cumulative snow, with 80 degree temps for the past several. It’s not perfect science…but a good first sign!

2. The fountains are on.

Our favorites, Smale and Washington Parks turned their fountains (splash parks) on this weekend! Hallelujah!

3. The boys in red are playing ball.

The start of the season isn’t always a guarantee, but coupled with a week of snow-less days, hearing The Cowboy and Marty nightly sure does feel like summer.

4. Pigs are flying.

The start of Cincinnati’s running season kicks off the first weekend of May with The Flying Pig. If a Facebook feed full of sweaty people in race bibs isn’t proof summer is here…we don’t know what is.

5. It's FEST time.

Goetta Fest! Mai Fest! Beer Fest! Church Fest(ivals)! Blue Sky Fest! Breathing Air Fest! It’s-A-Hot-Weekend-In-The-Summer Fest! You know winter is officially over when the fests start popping up. We'll be at the Big 6 wheel with a beer and fists full of dollar bills if you need us (on our off-call days, of course!).

6. OTR is back to its usual crowded self.

And everyone wants to eat on the patio. Three hours of drinking on an empty stomach doesn’t do wonders for your wallet (yes, we will order all of the food…just bring us everything you have), but it sure does make life-size Jenga at Neons more fun!

7. The Root Beer Stand is open.

Seriously. It's open. Go now.

8. City Flea is back.

Nothing feels more like summer in Cincinnati than perusing a gorgeous outdoor flea market surrounded by thousands of your closest sweaty friends.

9. Farmer's Markets open up on the weekends.

There are Farmer’s Market options other than just Northside and Findlay Market. Most start again in May, but some (like Hyde Park) wait until June.

10. Roller Coasters!!!!

Winter is officially over when Kings Island opens for the season.

Some of our fondest childhood memories are included in this list. We can't wait to make new memories with our littles. Here's to summer (errr...that hot time before winter)! What are you most looking forward to? How can you tell when winter is over in Cincinnati?

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Meet Katie Brenner

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Meet Katie Brenner

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LIVING IN CINCINNATI?

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of my favorite places, it has been since I was a small child.  I love spending time at the Cincinnati Zoo and the parks around town.

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Meet Emily Johnson

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Meet Emily Johnson

What do you love about living in Cincinnati?

The history here. The Reds. The Roebling. Carew Tower. So many firsts. The German fare. The hop-skip-and-a-jump to just about anywhere: bustling city, cutting-edge urban neighborhoods, suburbia, and even farmland!

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