MDDS: Meet Doula Amanda!

Amanda is a hard working, dedicated, funny, relatable, doula with a side of spunk! She is Certified in Labor & Postpartum Doula work, and is a Yoga Instructor! This lady can flex her muscles and her brain with the wealth of knowledge she has for all things pregnancy, baby, and parenthood! Let's get to know [...]

What is a postpartum doula?

The baby (or babies) being born is not the end of a journey, it is a beginning. The beginning of parenthood. This time is also known as the postpartum period. It is a time of adjustment, transition, identity shifts, new routines, and a whirlwind of emotions. The postpartum and infant care doula is the support [...]

World Doula Week

by Andrea Stainbrook Spring is here and that means it's also time to celebrate Doulas! World Doula Week is a time to recognize and celebrate the doulas you know and love. This year for World Doula Week let's start with doula definitions. First, let's answer a question we are asked often: what is a doula? [...]

Morning sickness…HELP!

by Andrea Stainbrook Congrats! You peed on a stick and discovered you are pregnant! One of the most common and most talked about symptoms of pregnancy is morning sickness. Hello toilet my old friend. WHAT IS MORNING SICKNESS? Morning sickness is nausea in pregnancy. It is believed to be caused by pregnancy hormones and estrogen. [...]