Category Archives: Birth

Finding the Right Prenatal Care Provider in the Lehigh Valley

Unfortunately in America we seem to have bought into the idea that the most important things about choosing a care provider are if they are on our insurance plan, how close they are to our home or work, and if … Continue reading

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Buyer Beware…Your Insurance Might Not Cover That Test

More and more I’m seeing people reporting that they had what they considered to be routine medical care during pregnancy, and they were shocked to find that their insurance did not cover the costs. Here are some of the situations … Continue reading

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Labor Induction, Dinner and a Date

Often when I talk to women in the last weeks of pregnancy, what I hear is a recollection of all the “natural” methods they have tried to induce labor. It’s an experience that I haven’t much experience with. I have to … Continue reading

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What is a Doula Doing in the OR?

The role of a birth doula is quite simple, yet versatile. Breathe, encourage, massage, listen, serve… There’s not a whole lot of non-medical support tasks that a doula won’t do. Our main goal is to fully support the birthing mom, alongside her … Continue reading

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Will Your New Year’s Eve on the Town Hurt Your Baby?

Keeping in mind that I drink a glass of wine MAYBE once every month (the Cranberry Wine from Sorrenti is a seasonal favorite in our house), and I’ve got some “sparkling cider” chilling in the garage to ring in the … Continue reading

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Are Vaccines a Secret Plot to Sterilize Our Children?

I’ll admit to being a parent who chooses “selective vaccination” for my children. But I’m also a scientist, holding a degree in biochemistry, and having worked in research for 6 years after graduation. As such, I have to also admit that … Continue reading

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…to the Rescue!!

That time you were two weeks old and daddy was called to a business trip and mommy was super exhausted…. Knitted In The Womb to the rescue!! We offer a few different post partum doula packages to serve your immediate … Continue reading

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I’m baaaack!

After a bit of a needed time off to tend to my own growing family and extenuating extended family needs – it feels good to be back in doula business! Within ten days of each other, I served two precious … Continue reading

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Does the Bible Declare That Childbirth is Meant to Be Excruciating?

The idea that childbirth is excruciatingly painful is cultural norm in America.  It is the topic of jokes.  I was told in my first pregnancy by one of the OB’s providing my care that I would be “begging for drugs … Continue reading

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The Word “Midwife” Should Have Meaning

Over my years in the childbirth field, I’ve seen several times when midwives have been brought up on charges of some sort after a “bad outcome” at a birth. Often the charges are “practicing medicine without a license,” but sometimes … Continue reading

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