With pregnancy comes all the parenting decisions along the way. They begin just about....welp....immediately! One decision to think about before your baby comes is finding the right pediatrician for your family. Follow our tips to help you find the perfect provider! TIP #1- Aligning with the care philosphy Just like us doulas say about aligning [...]
IV fluid and labor
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 [...]
Hospital Bag Checklist for Birth
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 [...]
Gentle stretches for pregnancy
Aches and pains are common in pregnancy. It can be hard to relax too! Movement can be helpful! Easy movements not only can relieve the pain during pregnancy but can help us find that rest we so desperately need. Restful and gentle stretches are a great way to invite calm and relaxation into the body! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
5 things no one tells you about pregnancy, birth, & postpartum
Morning sickness can be all day sickness! Yup, it is the truth. Everyone experiences nausea in pregnancy a little different. It ranges from no nausea to way too much. For some pregnant folk it will feel like a wave of nausea that comes and goes. For others it lingers. You may even be a not [...]
Dear comfy maternity dress, I love you
My love letter to my favorite maternity wear.