• use this ovulation calculator

    Simply answer the questions to find out when you will most likely ovulate to help you either conceive or avoid pregnancy. Are you trying to conceive? Please select the first day of your last menstrual period: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember / 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 / 2017201820192020202120222023202420252026202720282029203020312032203320342035203620372038203920402041204220432044204520462047204820492050 Usual number of…

  • what do contractions feel like

    what do contractions feel like?

    Some pregnant women are afraid of the potential pain of labor, afraid of the unknown.  An important thing to remember about these sensations  is that labor is a normal, natural process. This makes it different from any other pain you may experience.   Remember…

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    stages of labor: a quick and easy explanation

    Updated June 2018 pre-labor Pre-labor refers to all the contractions that you have during the last few weeks of your pregnancy before “real” labor starts. These contractions are known as Braxton Hicks contractions. Some women don’t ever feel these contractions and that’s perfectly…

  • mother of 5 talks about her baby carriers

    Reading all about “kangaroo care” while I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to continue to carry my baby close after birth.  I wasn’t really familiar with baby carriers and there wasn’t the vast selection 10 years ago as is there is today. …

  • on the radio

    If you’re coming to my website from This is the Day , I just want to say thanks for listening. You can find out a lot more about doulas by reading my doula page or by going to DONA’s website.