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 [...]
Carolyn is a lovely addition to our team! She always has the brightest smile and truly cares about the families she works with. After many years of being a nanny, babysitting, working in daycare, and raising her own children the path of becoming a doula is a perfect fit! So let's learn more about Carolyn! [...]
In the process of birth the birthing person typically will need some encouragement and emotional support. Birth affirmations are simply that! They can even be your birth slogan or mantra! The best part of birth affirmations is you can select those that resonate with you and create ones that truly speak to you. Why use [...]
"For a moment like this…. some people wait a lifetime." Ain’t that the truth Kelly Clarkson? When I envisioned my births I envisioned myself like a lot of the videos and pictures I saw and loved. I pictured dim light and quiet whispers. I envisioned myself humming and swaying through contractions as they intensified. I [...]