Wondering about Water?

Few things are as relaxing as a nice warm bath, which is one of the reasons that water births may be of increasing interest to you. Anything that can reduce the stress of birth can help reduce birth complications. What are the specific benefits of water birth, and how can it be done safely? The

Should I Take a Childbirth Class?

Are you considering taking a childbirth class? What is holding you back? Perhaps you think they’re not necessary because either you’ve given birth before, or because you feel there are many resources available to you already. Or maybe you can’t seem to fit anything else into your busy schedule. Take it from us… in between

Is Your Provider Doula Friendly?

It is no secret that there are doulas who do not stay in their lane (yes, even in our area). They perform medical tasks such as cervical exams, blood pressure readings, and even checking baby’s heartbeat via doppler. They argue with nurses and providers in the delivery room and tell their clients what is best

Our Favorite Hormone

It is commonly referred to as the “love hormone” or “cuddle hormone” because it is released when snuggling with a loved one or a pet, during sex and in the throes of a new relationship. But such names simplify the effect of a very important hormone: oxytocin. What it Does In our childbirth education classes,

Postpartum Bleeding 101

High on the list of things about childbirth nobody warns you about is lochia, a pleasant-sounding name for the less-than-pleasant experience of bleeding after childbirth. Lochia is not unlike a regular period, but it can be heavier than a period, can contain large clots and can last four to six weeks. Here’s what to expect

Need a Jump?

As we discussed earlier, due dates are largely meaningless, so a lot of moms find themselves reaching their long-anticipated due date with no baby in sight! Some are able to let baby come on his or her own terms, but others might have personal or medical reasons for wanting to hurry the process on a

Best Out-of-Bed Labor Positions

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

FAQ: When to Hire a Birth Doula?

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