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
Have you heard of probiotics? According to WebMD, probiotics are “live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.” Our bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad and we know that antibiotics kill or inhibit growth of both good and bad bacteria. It’s only been since the mid … Continue reading Benefits of Probiotics for Pregnancy and Postpartum
Encouraged. Supported. In control. Listened to. Empowered. Blissful. Happy. Meaningful. Strong. Guided. Able. Capable. Powerful. Focused. Comforted. Acknowledged. What if more people asked pregnant women this question in regards to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery? It’s true you can have a wonderful birth experience without a doula. But when you hire The Fayetteville Doulas you’re … Continue reading How Do You Want to Feel?
The scent of patchouli. Birkenstocks and long flowy skirts. The mind-set that doctors are money-hungry and cesarean-happy, that intervention-free births are the only “real” births, and that it is our job to save clients from themselves. While these descriptions do apply to some doulas, they don’t apply to our doulas. We’re not midwives. We don’t … Continue reading Busted!: The Top 5 Doula Myths
This is the number one question I am asked. Potential clients, friends, acquaintances, strangers who ask what I do for a living.... they all ask how I came into this job. And I can appreciate the question—the doula profession is an uncommon one! I’ve always had an interest in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I have … Continue reading How Did You End Up Being a Doula?
Fear is normal but you can acknowledge it and use it to help you prepare and learn.
I love to cook. And I love trying new recipes. My kids and I get bored of the same handful of meals and I find myself looking for different things to make, not only for my own family but for postpartum clients as well. (Did you know that meal planning and cooking is included in … Continue reading Favorite Recipes | The Fayetteville Doulas
Yay! You're considering a doula! Wondering when to hire one? Most clients book birth doula services around their 20th week of pregnancy; although, we do have clients who book earlier (around 15/16 weeks) and some who book later (around 29/30+ weeks). Birth doulas are not just for support during labor and there are benefits to securing … Continue reading FAQ: When to Hire a Birth Doula?
Breastfeeding is a tool. Bottles are a tool. Breast pumps are a tool. Cribs are a tool. While personally I am a huge supporter of breastfeeding, professionally I am a huge supporter of “do what is right for you and your family and don’t feel bad about it". Professional doulas are able to set aside … Continue reading The Sleep Consultant: A Doula’s Perspective
You are investing in one of THE most important moments of your life. Why not choose a company who can provide comprehensive and unbiased support throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum?