DOULA AND HEALTH BLOG
How to Survive Labor – Tips From a Doula (pt2)
If you read part 1 of my blog, “How to Survive Labor – Tips From a Doula” you’re already going to do so well with those simple and basic preparations! Part 2, the pro tips are for the moms that go the extra mile, and basic info isn’t enough. “Give
How to Survive Labor – Tips From a Doula (pt 1)
Labor and delivery can be extremely daunting. We are counting down the days from the beginning, dreading the labor, but excited to meet our little one. But the thing is, it doesn’t have to be. Honestly, you can rock your birth so well that the word survival doesn’t resonate with
I recently asked Hannah who is a mom, a doula, a holistic coach, and much more to tell me her favorite and most glorious birth story. She had the most incredible water birth pictures that spoke volumes about her experience. Here it is in her own words.
I love sharing Eden’s birth story because it truly
The Epidural Doula.
“I don’t need a doula, I’m getting an epidural.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that, and I’ve had to bite my tongue. An epidural is not suddenly going to make this an easy DIY experience.
Let’s get real here for a few minutes. Don’t worry I am not
Why are people choosing home birth over hospital birth?
In a day and age where we have such incredibly advanced medicine that has prevented and cured countless deaths, diseases and debilitations why in the world would someone choose to deliver their baby at home over a hospital? There are several ranging reasons but here are the top reasons I have
Essential Oils for Relaxation During Pregnancy
One issue that many mothers will face, especially towards the latter stages of their pregnancy is staying relaxed until it is time to give birth. Lowering the stress and anxiety is important when it comes to delivering a healthy child. Mothers who are anxious or overly concerned are not only
10 Special Baby Shower Gift Ideas For The Most Deserving People In Your Life.
We all know to get diapers, binkies, little onesies, etc. But when the shower is for your best friend that’s supported you through everything? Or your partner/ wife just got pregnant? What about when your sister is finally pregnant after trying for years? We all have those
What To Know When Giving Birth At A Hospital
First of all, you have more rights in a hospital while giving birth than you probably know. Most women have no idea what is allowed, what to ask, or what to assume. That’s ok though because I am going to lay it ALL out for you so that you are so prepared,
How is a Mexican shawl (rebozo) helpful for pregnancy and labor?
A rebozo is one of the more underutilized birth items that doulas rave about. This thing single-handedly has changed many people’s birth so drastically that they won’t even try going into birth without one. You’re going to want to bookmark this on your computer for later.
Choosing The Perfect Doula For Your Particular Birth Is Important
For every would-be parent, bringing a new life into the world is a crazy but very special experience. To make the pregnancy and labor leading up to the birth great, it is so important to find the right birth doula to fit your needs and desires.
Here’s what you should
What is a Doula?
Doula comes from the Greek word doulē meaning ‘female slave.’ It has come more modernly to mean a woman who is trained to effectively assist another woman in childbirth.
A doula in a more expansive form is a person trained to help mothers (and fathers!) in the preparation, delivery, and postpartum process of giving