The definition used for a describing a doula often goes something like this- "A doula is an educational, emotional and physical support person during pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period." Straightforward enough, right? Maybe not! Let me highlight something that you might have missed in that sentence... "A doula is an educational, emotional and physical… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Hire a Doula Early In Pregnancy
The Webster Technique is a Chiropractic Technique designed specifically for pregnant women. I have learned quite a bit about Webster Certified Chiropractic Care for pregnancy in my time as a doula - whether through personal experience, training or by talking with chiropractors! I have loved learning more and hearing about this underutilized resource! Recently, I… Continue reading How 30 Minutes Can Change The Course of Your Pregnancy And Birth! (With Special Guest- Dr. Stephanie Berry)
Labor Stages as told by This Is Us
As a Nurse at a Birthing Center, there are a couple things that are repeatedly a surprise to first time moms.
You’ve labored for 24 hours with contractions every 5 minutes. You’ve danced through them, vocalized and released tension and you feel in control! ‘This baby is coming, and I’ve got this’, you think. As you continue laboring a slow haze of intensity sets in and the confidence you once had starts to waver. You look… Continue reading The “I Can’t Do It” Moment Of Childbirth