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 [...]
Category: Birth Doula
Childbirth on Netflix: What to watch
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 [...]
Doula vs Midwife vs Doctor: What is the difference?
Who should be your care provider? What are your options? Who will support you?
What do I wear while in labor?
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 [...]
Coached pushing or passive descent?
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 [...]