Labor


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...

How To Pay For Your Doula

How to pay for your doula   While doulas are worth it, you may wonder how you can afford to pay for your doula. Doula support may feel out of reach, but it doesn’t have to be! The work that birth and postpartum doulas do is extremely important! Research shows that hiring a doula can decrease your likelihood of needing...

Doulas and Pregnancy – Everything You Need To Know

Doulas and pregnancy – everything you need to know   A doula is a professional who provides support to people before, during, and after childbirth. Doulas are not medically trained, but they are experts in providing emotional physical, and informational support to people during childbirth and can be a great asset to have during your pregnancy to postpartum journey! Whether...

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...

When Is The Best Time To Hire a Doula

When Is The Best Time To Hire a Doula   We know how busy it can feel when you’re preparing for the arrival of your little one… but exactly when should you look into hiring a doula? We created this blog post to help answer that question for you so you can have all the support you need during your...

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...