Postpartum Doulas


Questions To Ask A Postpartum Doula (and yourself) Before Hiring

Questions To Ask A Postpartum Doula (and yourself) Before Hiring You’ve heard all about the wonderful benefits of hiring a postpartum doula, such as a decrease in postpartum depression and anxiety and increasing the likelihood of successful lactation or infant feeding. You have decided that it makes sense for you and your family to hire one! Now what? It’s time...

Sleep Deprivation After Having A Baby

Sleep Deprivation After Having A Baby There are many new changes to expect in life after having a baby. New family dynamics, new routines, lots of joys, and learning. One of the biggest adjustments to make is in how much sleep you will get as the parent or guardian of a newborn. Other variables will affect how you handle less...

Creating a Postpartum Plan

Creating a Postpartum Plan During pregnancy, many new families are learning and preparing to care for their newborns. After your baby arrives, managing your old and new lives can be challenging! Creating a postpartum plan is important because it can feel overwhelming to be thrown into parenting and to wing it with little to no direction. For some, it is...

How a Doula Can Transform The Birthing Experience

How a Doula Can Transform The Birthing Experience Doulas are an invaluable resource for new and expecting parents. They provide a wonderful array of support that begins during pregnancy and lasts through the postpartum period. Walking through this time of your life with the guidance of a trusted birth or postpartum doula will transform your birthing experience through continuous and...

10 gifts for new parents for the holidays

10 gifts for new parents for the holidays Between carrying the weight of a growing baby, preparing to wake up all night, repeated feedings and physical recovery from birth, few people have more to handle than the person getting ready to birth or the new mom or parent after giving birth. And as we get closer to the holidays, it...

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 My Journey to Parenthood Led Me to Be a Doula

How My Journey to Parenthood Led Me to Be a Doula By Marise Angibeau-Gray, mother of 5 (including three angel babies), full-spectrum doula, fertility wellness advocate How I became a doula: from loss to self-discovery  My journey to becoming a doula was 7 years in the making, but the catalyst for finally becoming a doula was giving birth to my...

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. ...

How to induce your labor: Understanding medical techniques and natural methods

In most cases, a pregnant body will begin the process of spontaneous labor on it’s own and there will be no need for any interventions to get things going. But for some people, there may be circumstances where the health of either the birthing parent or baby is in jeopardy and induction techniques are necessary to start labor and to ensure that every one remains healthy. ...

Questions To Ask A Doula (and yourself) Before Hiring

You’ve heard all about the wonderful benefits of hiring a doula, such as a decrease in cesarean birth and the use of pain relieving medications and an increase in positive birthing experiences. You have decided that it makes sense for you and your family to hire one! Now what? It’s time to start interviewing doulas who will potentially support you during an extremely exciting and nerve wracking time. This is why hiring a doula who you trust and like is so important....