Category Archives: Prematurity

Pregnancy & Fear

Five years ago this month I wrote a guest post for Birth Without Fear on the topic of coping in pregnancy after a loss, premature arrival, or traumatic birth experience. As Kit and I collaborated on it we discussed what … Continue reading

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Martha Sears – My Hero

My firstborn baby was spirited, to put it mildly. Nursing at least every two hours around the clock (or every 45 minutes), PASSIONATE about expressing his opinion, not needing much sleep, wanting constant touch. As a new parent hearing so … Continue reading

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Compassionate Service – Blessing a Family in Need

I’m sharing this from our family blog to offer ideas on how we can serve a family experiencing a high risk pregnancy, having an infant in the NICU, or helping any family welcoming home a new baby. I hope this … Continue reading

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Sidelines Support – Nancy Veeneman

Eight years ago this month my pregnancy developed complications and I was put on bedrest. While searching for information online I found out about the website Sidelines.org – an organization providing volunteer support for moms in situations like mine. I … Continue reading

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Special Situations & Support | Denton Birth Photography

This morning during lessons my seven year old asked if he could sit in my lap as he reads his new book to me. I smiled and said yes (as his weight slowly put my legs to sleep!) and this … Continue reading

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Premature Labor Post

I’ve written a guest post for a fellow doula on premature labor warning signs. Some of the information I’ve shared here already, but you should go check out Sage Mama’s resource filled site! She’s a Houston based doula for you … Continue reading

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Signs of Preterm Labor

It’s now estimated that 1 out of 8 babies is born premature (prior to 37 weeks gestation) and often parents are not taught about the warning signs of premature labor. Being aware of the potential signs of early labor can … Continue reading

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New Books! Prematurity & PPD

Our library has a small bookstore where they sell donated or former library books. Today was a half price sale and I was so excited to find two new books for my doula lending library: Preemies: The Essential Guide for … Continue reading

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Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training

This week I have the opportunity to attend the Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training program at a local hospital. Well, “local” meaning it’s in the metroplex but depending on traffic it can be a couple hour drive! It is a four … Continue reading

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Questions for your Hospital

While you are discussing your birth plans/hopes with your care provider, it’s also a good idea to tour the hospital and ask about their policies. When you arrive at the hospital in labor your doctor will likely NOT be there. … Continue reading

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