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Offering Birth Preparation and Postpartum Doula Services in Corning, NY, Elmira, NY and surrounding areas


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How to Pay for a Doula

Posted by Bethany McCarey-Hammond on March 31, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Pay for a Doula


One of the first questions I get asked when speaking to an interested couple is; “How much does it cost?” To some people, the cost of a doula is totally doable, but for others, the cost is something that they feel is out of their reach. There are a couple of creative ways to pay your doula. But, before we dive into those ideas, let’s explore what goes into the cost of a doula.


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Madeline's Birth Story - An unexpected, unassisted Hypno/Home birth

Posted by Bethany McCarey-Hammond on August 31, 2011 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (6)

Madeline's Birth Story

We had planned to spend the day in Corning/Elmira with Bethany, our Hypnobirthing instructor. It would serve as a crash course for my Mom and a refresher for Randy. In addition to having any last-minute questions answered, Mom and Randy would have a chance to role-play being my advocates as Bethany pretended to be various hospital personnel while I practiced relaxing. The baby, however, had other ideas.


Labor began sometime early morning—...

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The birth of Samuel

Posted by Bethany McCarey-Hammond on December 29, 2010 at 11:32 AM Comments comments (0)

This story was submitted to me this morning. i am so happy for this couple!!


I am very proud to say, he is a 100%, all natural, hypno baby with no augmentation of drugs during labor or delivery! A couple of the nurses were shocked!!!


How it went down:


I started having surges around noon on Monday, and by 11:30 p.m. they were close enough and strong enough to call and come to the hospital. At around midnight when I was checked, I was 5 ...

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