MDDS: Meet Doula Cassandra!

Cassandra is an affiliated Certified ProDoula Labor Doula on the Metro Detroit Doula Services' team! She truly understands the role of a doula as she had the support of doulas herself! (Even MDDS' very own Andrea and Amy supported her!) Her passion for helping folks through pregnancy and beyond was evident long before becoming a [...]

To the new mother’s day

This Mother's Day there are new mothers everywhere are ready to be celebrated for the first time. New parents share their glowing photos on Instagram and Facebook. Visitors bring gift bags filled with tissue paper wrapped new outfits and baby toys. The early days of motherhood while a joy and a celebration are more than [...]

What is a postpartum doula?

The baby (or babies) being born is not the end of a journey, it is a beginning. The beginning of parenthood. This time is also known as the postpartum period. It is a time of adjustment, transition, identity shifts, new routines, and a whirlwind of emotions. The postpartum and infant care doula is the support [...]

New parent loneliness

The feeling of loneliness. So many of us are experiencing it. So many things can factor into being lonely. Did you know it is a common feeling of new parents? Loneliness and isolation are often feelings described by new parents. If you find yourself nodding along, know you are not the only lonely new parent. [...]