When your obstetrician or midwife hands you a due date during an early appointment, it feels like such an important number, as crucial as Election Day (we hope everyone who reads this voted this year!) or a major holiday or the day of your final exam. But very few — perhaps as low as 5%
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.
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
Fear is normal but you can acknowledge it and use it to help you prepare and learn.
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
Updated: May 2020 Did you know our area has several options when it comes to where you can give birth? We’re pretty lucky! And many of the options have now implemented (when safe to do so) immediate skin to skin, delayed cord clamping, and delayed first bath as standard procedure. All facilities even have yoga/birth
I want to scream these words for all the mothers to hear. All the mothers who are holding their heads just above the water line. All the mothers who are gasping for air, trying to make it through the next hour let alone the entire day or week. You are not alone. Over the last