What is a doula?

What is a doula?

Over the last decade, increasing media attention has people asking, “What does a doula do exactly?” With tv shows White Collar and Season 21 of The Bachelor to celebrities Alanis Morrisette and Alicia Keys, the word “doula” is a buzz! A doula...
Why Not Home? Home Birth vs Hospital Birth

Why Not Home? Home Birth vs Hospital Birth

Home Birth vs Hospital Birth Please note: This post is not meant to sway clients one way or the other in terms of their childbirth choices. As a doula, I support women no matter what they choose. I simply wish to shine some light on some observations I’ve noted about...
Positively Pregnant

Positively Pregnant

You just haven’t felt yourself lately. Your breasts are tender, you feel tired, bloated and your heart seems to be working over time.  You may even be feeling that you are coming down with something. Wait. When was my last period?? You grab a pregnancy test at...
Mind / Body Connection in Labor

Mind / Body Connection in Labor

As birth doulas, we see women do amazing things. They struggle, they wonder, they bond, they nourish, they comfort, they love fiercely. The birth with all the power of humanity and in these moments they are vulnerable. They are scared, they are excited, tired, and...
The Placenta Encapsulation Disagreement

The Placenta Encapsulation Disagreement

Placenta Encapsulation has been a topic of great discussion for the last decade or so. More and more moms are choosing to have it done and many are experiencing the tremendous health benefits. Recently, however, the birth community at large has created an...
Stress and Pregnancy

Stress and Pregnancy

Stress and Pregnancy Stress seems to be a normal and somewhat expected part of our lives in modern America. Pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are typically times where the stress only tends to increase. We all know the effects of stress and anxiety in the...

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