There is a lot of value in inviting a doula to join your birth team. It talks a lot about the impact having continuous support throughout labor and delivery can have on a birthing person. That is exactly what a doula is trained to do. They provide nonjudgmental, continuous support through the duration of a person’s labor. There are a wide range of reasons people turn to doula support. One of the benefits she mentions is on the spot coaching. Another one is merely having that
Weird question, right? How could the two possibly have enough similarities to get them confused? If a parent is experiencing any issues with their mental health they would just get help and there's no way it could ever get so bad. So bad that they might get mixed up with the wrong crowd. A good parent would never let their emotions affect their parenting. They would protect their child/ren from seeing them like they are a weakness... If you think this way you might want to st
Breastfeeding is one of those areas that leave partners feeling incompetent and confused on how to help. And sometimes, moms feel confused about what kind of help to ask for in regards to breastfeeding. Hopefully these tips offer some fresh ideas to make breastfeeding go more smoothly. 10. Change/burp the baby in between feedings While they may not seem like the most appealing job, stepping in here can be beneficial to all involved. While mom gets a
But doulas are for expecting and new moms, right? What if you could hire them for more? In November, of 2014, my youngest daughter turned one. Like other one year olds, she had her finger pricked to check for lead. She had a level of 19. 19?! They reassured me that finger pricks are often inaccurate, but to be safe all four girls should get blood work. Finger pricks are inaccurate alright. My oldest had a level of 6. (no big deal) My youngest three’s levels, though, were scar
Where did you receive your training? Prodoula How long have you been a doula? I have been a birth doula for four years and a postpartum doula for one. What is your birth philosophy? My birth philosophy is that there is not one way to give birth and I hope that each individual feels confident and supported in their experience. How does the hiring process work? Once you have decided you are interested in hiring a doula we send you out our customized information packages. During
To receive nonjudgmental support as you navigate your postpartum period and discover what your parenting philosophies are. Your doula differs from any other listening ear because she comes to you with a clean slate and holds no opinions on what you choose for your family. To have access to all of the evidence based and up to date information you may need. Hiring a doula is like investing in your own personal childbirth and postpartum encyclopedia. Everyone is capable of doing
Outside of a classroom, the fourth trimester isn’t something that is typically discussed in depth. It’s not uncommon for women to be given bits and pieces of what to expect during the postpartum period, left to fill in the blanks. Often when people hear the term “postpartum” their mind wanders to Postpartum Depression, giving it a negative undertone. With all the excitement of preparing to add a new member to your family it’s easy to get distracted from the reality that it ma
Myth #1 Doulas get in the way of doctors. Doulas do not get in the way of or contradict doctors, whatsoever. If your doula is acting within their scope the chances of this happening are 0%. Doulas and doctors work harmoniously together, not interchangeably. Doulas and doctors’ roles are polar opposites of each other as doulas are non-medical professionals and are not qualified to diagnose, treat, or prescribe anything. Myth #2 If you love your doctor, you don’t need a doula.