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5 Tips for Coping with your Newborn Baby

Posted by Sarah Meder on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : Newborns 
This is my personal perspective. I really struggled to cope with the experience and since working as a doula over the last 10 years I have tried to figure out what the difference is between those who find it a breeze and those who, like me, felt like it was hell on earth. So this is what I have discovered...

(these tips are specifically related to the first two weeks post-birth)

1. Give up control

You have a new boss with a closed door policy. In fact, this is more of a Dictator than a boss. The...
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Birth Plans

Posted by Sarah Meder on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, In : Pregnancy 
Birth Plans have, over the years, been highly promoted by birth activists as a way the pregnant mother can take control of her birth and have her needs heard, instead of just being treated as a sick patient. While the intention of creating a birth plan is great, when it comes to the practical application of this, the plan generally gets thrown out the window.

As a Birthing From Within mentor we do not generally advocate the use of a birth plan, as we know just how unpredictable birth can be an...
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Informed Choice


by Sarah This section of the website contains information on different ways of giving birth, including information from magazines and videos.