Pregnancy Guide: Heartburn

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Pregnancy Guide: Heartburn

Heartburn. One of the first signs that I’m pregnant. It always felt odd to me that heartburn would be such an early pregnancy discomfort. Of course I imagined being a million weeks pregnant and feeling the burn. Here are some tips to get you through pregnancy.

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We Don't Bring Our Bags To Your Birth

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We Don't Bring Our Bags To Your Birth

At Doulas of Cincinnati, we’re not interested in hitching our baggage (birth bags or otherwise) to your birthing day. In fact, we work tirelessly to unpack (and let go of) any biases or preconceived notions we may have picked up before we walk into your space on the big day. 

My arms, for one, are thankful!

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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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Top 10 Spring Baby Shower Inspo

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Top 10 Spring Baby Shower Inspo

A springtime baby shower just feels good. It feels good to celebrate a new baby, mimosa in hand, as life blooms all around us, yet again.  So, in that spirit, we’re dedicating the very first Tuesday Top 10 of the season to our best inspo for a very green, very spring, baby shower!

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42 Weeks: A Birth Story

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42 Weeks: A Birth Story

Today, in honor of my birthday, we're excited to share the first of many birth stories that tell us the history of childbirth. Like many first-time mothers, I suspect, I felt as if had been waiting my whole life to have that baby. I was ecstatic. The entire extended family was, really...Nothing seemed to be "wrong" mind you, just that, well, it would be 42 weeks... 

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What About Tongue Ties?

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What About Tongue Ties?

Tongue tie refers to an unusually tight or short lingual frenulum which inhibits normal function of the tongue and can be a literal pain for breastfeeding parents, as well as possibly causing short- and long-term developmental issues such as problems with gaining weight appropriately, eating solids foods, impaired speech, and dental concerns.

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Pregnancy Guide: Leg Cramps

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Pregnancy Guide: Leg Cramps

What is going on with my body? Let’s be real. Pregnancy is uncomfortable. And leg cramps are no joke. Find out the common causes for leg cramps and most importantly, how to get some relief. 

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Kale Salad: 5 Ways

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Kale Salad: 5 Ways

It’s no secret that I love Kale Salad. If you’re a DOC client, and I’ve been your doula - especially for Postpartum and Infant Care - then you’ve probably seen me throw down a medium sized mixing bowl of this yummy goodness at lunch. It’s a favorite when I meal prep for clients and the possibilities are endless.

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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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Who Are These People (and why are they here)?

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Who Are These People (and why are they here)?

When planning for the birth of your baby, you probably already have an idea of who will be present: your partner, your doula, your provider, and an L&D nurse. You might not expect a few additional faces to also step into your labor space as birth becomes imminent. Who are these people?

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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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Our Baby Has Passed: A Letter To Friends & Family

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Our Baby Has Passed: A Letter To Friends & Family

Today, on the blog, we've invited our dear friend, Annie Willems, to share an open letter from bereaved parents to their friends and family. We are so grateful for her words as we love and support those around us who are experiencing the most unimaginable loss. <3

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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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My #WCW: The Reason I'm A Doula

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My #WCW: The Reason I'm A Doula

Now, it’s necessary, here, to point out that being a Trendsetter™ is not the same as being trendy. I don’t regularly post on Instagram. I don’t use Snapchat. Heck, I don’t even own a Fedora. But today, I’m happy to use any trendy excuse I can to share about a woman I admire, my mom… my #wcw.

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Dear Doula: How Do I Write A Birth Plan?

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Dear Doula: How Do I Write A Birth Plan?

I just got back from my prenatal appointment with my doctor, and it sounds like I should have my birth plan already written…and I haven’t even taken my classes yet.  I’ll be honest, I'm totally overwhelmed every time someone talks about birth plans...

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