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July 20, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
If you haven't yet come across this term, let me first start by defining it. "Obstetric violence" is the physical, sexual, and/or verbal abuse, bullying, coercion, humiliation, and/or assault that occurs to laboring and birthing people by medical staff, including nurses, doctors, and midwives. In... Read More

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July 18, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
People who are in labor, from early labor up to the point of pushing, often instinctively find ways to cope with contractions as a way to reduce pain. This is true for those who do not use pain medication as well as for those who do. In labor, a person's natural coping techniques may start to... Read More
July 17, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
One of the most noticeable and more challenging symptoms in the first trimester of pregnancy is fatigue. This run-over-by-a-truck, let-me-just-lie-down kind of exhaustion often catches first-time parents by surprise -- how could you be this tired when your baby is barely the size of a blueberry?... Read More
July 13, 2018 by Cara Terreri, LCCE, CD(DONA) Leave a Comment
When done right, a salad can be a complete, hearty, and nutrient-dense meal -- and a perfect addition to your daily diet during pregnancy. The great thing about a salad is that you can pack in a loaded combination of your favorite foods, which also gives you a variety and multitude of different... Read More

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