|Posted by Bethany McCarey-Hammond on March 31, 2015 at 2:15 PM||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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|Posted by Bethany McCarey-Hammond on August 31, 2011 at 5:05 PM||comments (1)|
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—...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Bethany McCarey-Hammond on December 29, 2010 at 11:32 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »