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.
What is postpartum anxiety?
One postpartum mood and anxiety disorder may be more common than you think. Learn more about postpartum anxiety.
Kindness is the new self-care
the secret to How to be happy. We all want to be happy. Happiness is something we all strive for. I mean I'm super into it. I also feel like lately we are all understanding more that caring for ourselves matters. Especially for our happiness. The phrase "self-care" certainly is thrown around a bunch lately. [...]
Must have postpartum supplies
As Postpartum & Infant Care Doulas we are experts at helping families feel more comfortable once their baby is born. Aside from instilling confidence in this new parent role we also know that the early postpartum time comes with some physical discomfort too. We are often asked, "What supplies should we have at home for [...]
Keeping the calm amid COVID-19
Times are interesting and ever changing. It is easy to accumulate worry and anxiety as we navigate these uncharted territories. You may be wondering yourself how to keep the calm amid COVID-19. Below we compiled various ways to help reduce the fear, fret, and anxious feelings. It is normal and OK to have these, but [...]
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 [...]
3 Benefits of attending a newborn care class
There are classes for everything. So why would a class about newborns help the new parent? Let me tell you the benefits! Benefit #1: BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE! It can be scary to have responsibility for the everyday needs of these little humans. No matter the exposure to actual day to day tasks of newborn care [...]
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 [...]