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November 15, 2017 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
During the average pregnancy, you'll visit your care provider's practice about 15 times or more. Apart from the expected routine care, you'll have approximately 15 opportunities to ask questions, learn about your prenatal health, and get to know your care provider(s). Whether you go to your... Read More

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November 13, 2017 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
According to a new study, fear of childbirth may be a driving cause in wanting or choosing an unnecessary c-section. The study surveyed women with healthy pregnancies from eight countries, and looked at responses that indicated the level of fear toward birth. Respondents' fears included fear of pain... Read More
November 10, 2017 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
For most of us in the US, the beginning of November marks the entry into a fun -- albeit sometimes stressful -- season. We have friend and family gatherings to look forward to, traditions to enjoy, and good food to overeat. If you're pregnant and due on or near Thanksgiving, however, the beginning o... Read More
November 9, 2017 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
The standard, average suggested recovery time for vaginal birth is six weeks. Surprisingly, it's suggested to be about the same for a c-section at 6-8 weeks. I'll preface what I'm about to say by telling you that I could use this blog space to debate the absurdity of the short recovery time guidelin... Read More

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