Childbirth


Partner Support versus Doula Support During Birth: What’s the Difference?

Partner support vs. doula support during birth: what’s the difference?    If you are partnered, it can be wonderful to have the presence and support of your partner while you are pregnant, in labor, and delivering your baby. They are a crucial part of the experience for many people and maybe the number one emotional support. They can also be...

The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist for You And Baby

the ultimate hospital bag checklist for you and baby   The good news about packing for your childbirth hospital stay? You don’t need very much in your bag and the hospital will provide a lot of the essentials! The great news? This is the ULTIMATE hospital bag checklist, which will include everything you need…and want…to make your hospital stay as...

The Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes

the Impact of Doulas on Healthy Birth Outcomes    There has been a lot of research on the benefits of doula services for birthing parents, mothers, and infants over the past several years, and the findings are extremely positive. In addition to reducing low birth weight, doulas can also increase rates of breastfeeding/bodyfeeding, reduce postpartum depression, decrease medical interventions, strengthen...

5 Signs That Childbirth May Be Hard For You

5 Signs That Childbirth May Be Hard For You    Childbirth is known to be hard. It’s called labor for a reason. But does it have to be? If you feel unsupported or lonely during your labor and birth, if you are caught off guard or feel like you don’t know what to expect if you have a history of...

4 Ways to Manage Labor Pain

4 Ways to Manage Labor Pain There are many ways to manage your pain and discomfort once labor has begun. Some of the more common techniques will fall into the categories of mental, physical, and medicinal or pharmacological  management. Once you are in active labor, it can be difficult to remember everything you have learned prenatally, and your labor team...

How Doulas Nurture The Family

How Doulas Nurture The Family Historically, people were able to lean on the experience of their family to navigate pregnancy and childbirth, but in our modern society, many find that relying on or receiving support from family is not always an option and hiring a doula becomes a critical support for people transitioning to parenthood. Maybe you live far away...

7 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth

7 Ways To Prepare For Childbirth With your mind and imagination racing about all things newborn-related, when you are pregnant, it’s important to prepare for childbirth with the same intention and dedication. Support yourself through your childbirth journey by assembling your birth team, watching birth videos, taking a childbirth education class, visiting your birth location, writing your birth preferences, packing...

The Signs of Labor

The Signs of Labor Waiting for the signs of labor to begin can be an arduous process, requiring lots of patience. You can’t help but look for the signs that your baby will be with you soon. As you near the end of your pregnancy, keep in mind that the range of healthy delivery dates can be anywhere from a...

How Much Does a Doula Cost

How Much Does a Doula Cost   A doula is a birth professional who supports pregnant people and expecting families prenatally, during labor, and after delivery during the tender first days and weeks of the fourth trimester.  While a doula is non-clinical and offers no medical support, doulas provide emotional, educational and physical support. A doula’s support and services are...

How can a doula help with c-section?

Doula support is increasing in popularity among new families and for good reason. There is evidence that suggests doula support can increase satisfaction in birth and laboring parents report experiencing less pain. While using doula support cannot guarantee a birthing outcome (e.g. vaginal birth or no epidural), you’ll be happy you have an experienced birth professional by your side no matter what kind of birth you end up having, and especially if you end up needing a C-section, also known as cesarean birth. ...