This year, I've got two resources to highlight for support people as you're shopping on Small Business Saturday.
You're looking at your adorable newborn, welcoming them to the world, and then somebody's asking you about giving them some kind of a shot?! What IS Vitamin K, anyway?
I was excited to recently be featured in a Natural Womanhood article about cervical checks. I was even more excited that they included my very favorite quote from "Cars," which I think very well illustrates what cervical checks do and do not tell us.
In case you missed it, here are the top blog post hits from Abby the Sociologist Doula so far this year.
You've probably heard about measuring progression in labor through dilation ("6 centimeters now!", or "Ugh, I was 1 centimeter at my last appointmet" – that kind of thing). But did you know that there are five other important steps that we expect to see happen during labor? Here's a handy breakdown of the six main ways people progress in labor.
Looking for an alternative to the hospital smiley face pain scales? I got you covered. At least, if you like Parks and Rec, booze, red, or dogs.
It's not something most of us think about, but it can be a really important thing to know.
For part three of my series on epidurals, let's cover how getting an epidural is like making a poke cake. And if you who don't know what a poke cake is, let's cover that too!
Did you know that, in the United States: Black embryos and fetuses are up to twice as likely to be lost to miscarriage as white embryos?Black fetuses are more than twice as likely to be lost to stillbirth as white fetuses?Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related condition than white women? Read more of my latest… Continue reading We need to talk about racism in healthcare for pregnant mothers
For part two of my series on epidurals, I am sharing why getting an epidural is like making cookies:
you have to wait.