4 Reasons to Hire Birth Photographer

March 2016 Guest Post by Julianne Thomas   4 Reasons to Hire a Birth Photographer Before I even dive into this topic, let me just give the disclaimer that prior to having children, I was not a very emotional person. I never cried in movies, never cried when I had to say goodbye, and honestly, […]

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Philadelphia Childbirth Story Joy

Joy shares her Philadelphia childbirth story with Philly Baby Bump: …… Where did you give birth? Hahnemann University Hospital – I work with the people who delivered my baby. What thoughts went through your head as you progressed through labor? I was not dilated at all when my water broke so I had a very […]

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Philadelphia magazine is running a photo essay about babies born in Philly and is looking to capture a home birth. The hook is this: It’s a snapshot of babies born on the same exact day—from various backgrounds and in various environments—throughout the region. They are requesting that any doulas or midwives who have home birth […]

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I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! I can’t imagine anything more powerful, complex, and profound as giving birth (especially to your first child!). I love reading birth stories and want to start a “Philly Birth Stories” series where I highlight all the different childbirth experiences of Philly moms. Whether you only answer one question or […]

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7 Community Maternity Resources in Philly That You Probably Didn't Know About

Originally featured in Spring/Summer Edition of The Philly Baby Bump Guide   Philadelphia is home to a number of free community programs and resources that are available for new and expectant moms:   1. MoMobile: Provides “case management, family support, and health education to pregnant and parenting women through the babies 1st birthday. Community health […]

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Positive Birth Experience

Philly Baby Bump Sponsored Post by Wellness Maternity Group   Preparing For A Positive Birth Experience Much of birth is unpredictable but the choices we make still have a significant impact on our birth experience. Our care provider, birth location, birth team and prenatal support choices can help prepare us for a positive experience. The […]

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Choosing the Best Doula

Philly Baby Bump Guest Post by Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA)   Choosing the Best Doula For You!   The popularity of doula support has risen dramatically in the past decade, with the number of doulas certified having tripled since 2002, according to DONA, and there’s plenty of reasons as to why. A 2012 Cochrane […]

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