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Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy

Having Type 1 Diabetes doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't get pregnant. It does, however, mean that you need to have your blood sugars well-controlled before you get pregnant. If your pregnancy is unplanned, don't stress, just start working with your endocrinologist to get your blood sugars under control. Since Type 1 Diabetes during pregnancy does categorize you as high-risk, you will need to have additional testing and procedures done to ensure the health of you and your baby. 

Placenta Encapsulation – How to Know Who to Trust

Placenta encapsulation is very popular right now. Because of this, there are many people who are offering the service. How can you know who has taken the specialized training and follows the proper protocols to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens? How can you know that you are getting your placenta and that it wasn't confused with another placenta?

What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?

There are a lot of myths about doulas. Many people who aren't familiar with midwives and doulas mistakenly think they are interchangeable terms. Some think that doulas are just for home births, or even that a doula would not be helpful if you are having a home birth. Other people think that doulas are only for people wanting an un-medicated or natural birth. Let us define these roles and address each myth one by one.