Doulas want birthing folk to recover and heal the fastest and smoothest they can. Taking care of yourself after birth is important. These tips will help those planning for or currently recovering from a cesarean birth.
Intravenous fluid can be a common medical tool used during labor. The most common reason for it is to prevent dehydration. IVs can also be placed as a way to administer medicine when needed. Did you know you have options? First off every birth place is different, and every provider is different. One way to [...]
Preparing for the big day of your baby's arrival means gathering all the things! Often a part of nesting and preparing is getting that bag of stuff you may need for labor all set up and ready. Who doesn't love a good checklist? And also who doesn't love a good bag? Well we have a [...]
The media often likes to have scenes of birth in shows and movies. They are usually rather dramatic. Enter the scenes of screaming and waters breaking and someone telling their spouse, "YOU DID THIS TO ME!!" But some documentaries seek out truth and explore birth in other ways. Recently on Netflix a new docu-series explores [...]
Who should be your care provider? What are your options? Who will support you?
When you are writing your birth plan and prepping for the big event have you thought about what you are going to wear? Now its not a red carpet event per se but you certainly can decide what you want to wear while in labor. What wardrobe options are there? 1- The hospital gown. This [...]
In labor a cervix dilates from completely closed to 10 centimeters. When the magic number of 10 is announced after a vaginal exam it means the body has moved into the second stage of labor, PUSHING. The pushing stage for a first time parent can last 30 minutes to 3 hours on average. When it [...]
When looking for doula support some qualities you may want to look for are compassionate, warm, reliable, and easy to talk to. Chelsea is all of these things and more! Take a moment to learn why we love Chelsea and you will too! What is your path to becoming a doula? After having my son [...]