Category Archives: Birth

How to write a fantastic birth plan by Dream Birth Doula

By: Alicia Fishbein, Dream Birth Doula, South Bay A birth plan is an essential tool in your birth-day toolkit. It helps make both nurses and doctors/midwives aware of your goals and desires. I like to call it your “birth preferences” rather than a “birth plan.” These are the things you would prefer to happen, but...

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Photographers – don’t “try out” birth photography without doing your homework

Alright. There is something that needs to be addressed in the world of birth photography. Too often there are variations of these questions in Facebook groups for photographers: “I’m shooting my first birth soon. Any tips?” “I’m heading to the hospital to photograph a birth for the first time. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!”...

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Navigating New Parenthood Articles

INTRODUCTION Welcome, new parent! You may be expecting your first baby, have kids eagerly awaiting the arrival of their new sibling, or already have a bundle of swaddled-up limbs in your arms. In any case, navigating pregnancy as well as parenting a new baby can be overwhelming. To help you on your journey, I have...

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Being present with your growing family

There is something chilling about where the world is going with social media: we are constantly hunched over with our heads down, not making eye contact or small talk with actual people because there’s a wealth of possibly “more interesting” things right in the palm of our hands. Then there’s the added pressure of doing...

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