A new baby arrives in your house — a tiny, fragile creature demanding attention at all hours, needing your help to figure out this complicated business of eating and sleeping and living. It’s enough to turn the most level-headed, composed, organized new mother into an anxious wreck. But when do normal postpartum nerves turn into the common but under-diagnosed illness of postpartum anxiety?
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Many of our birth doula clients and childbirth education clients ask us where they can go to read birth stories. Some are searching for medication-free birth stories, some want to read about cesarean births, some want to hear about adoption or surrogacy. Others just want to commiserate with other birthing individuals over the power, uniqueness, … Continue reading Addison Lyn
When a dear friend of mine told me MUTU System® was launching M.O.M.S. - Military Outreach MUTU System, I was excited! My business of supporting moms had me curious and excited to learn more. I attended their very first live event, the M.O.M.S. Master Class, here at Fort Bragg and I am so glad I … Continue reading The M.O.M.S. Master Class & Why You Should Attend
As active labor approaches, it may be harder to focus on this practice but your doula will be right there to help bring you back and center your focus.You've waiting months and months for the big day! Daydreaming about it, researching, trying to prepare mentally, emotionally, and physically in the best ways you know how. … Continue reading 5 Things to do While in Early Labor
After you deliver your precious child, your body should bounce right back, right? Just when you thought all the challenges of pregnancy had passed, you put your pants on to leave the hospital and realize the body you’ve known all your life is a little bit different now. Often times we ask ourselves, 'Why aren’t … Continue reading “Who Stole My Vagina?” and Other Postpartum Problems
Placenta encapsulation has always been a pretty hot topic, and rightfully so. There isn't much scientific research out there on the effects of consuming your placenta. Most mothers are left doing their own research and reading the anecdotal evidence in support of placenta encapsulation. "Mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their … Continue reading Can Eating My Placenta Harm My Baby?
If there was something you could eat that has been shown to help labor, would you eat it? Well, research backs this old wives tale up so head to the store and grab some dates! Studies have shown that this sweet and sticky fruit can be a safe supplement to reduce the need for interventions … Continue reading Will Dates Help My Labor?
Doulas love birth! If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be able to be a doula. We all have to have some level of commitment and passion for the birth process. Some doulas are more interested in the emotions and feelings they feel as a result of attending a birth but I know that someone else's birth … Continue reading Don’t Call Me a Junkie
Even though you might have taken all the classes, read all the books, and watched all the videos, you may find it difficult to remember everything you learned while you are so intensely focused on making it through each contraction. We know birth, and we know how to support you emotionally and physically. There are … Continue reading Best Out-of-Bed Labor Positions