Busted!: The Top 5 Doula Myths

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

How Did You End Up Being a Doula?

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

Favorite Recipes | The Fayetteville Doulas

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

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

The Sleep Consultant: A Doula’s Perspective

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

5 Signs You Might Need a Postpartum Doula

You’re home and settling into life with a newborn, congratulations! But now what? Postpartum doulas are a wonderful addition to any family dynamic. Our postpartum doulas care for the whole family–mom, partner/spouse, older children, family pets, extended family. And here at The Fayetteville Doulas we know our clients are unique individuals who require personalized care.

AAP Updates Recommendations for Juice

We all try to do what is best for our babies but sometimes figuring out what is best can be overwhelming or downright difficult. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of more than 66,000 pediatrictians whose recommendations form the basis of preventive healthcare for children. When the AAP updates their recommendations, we want

Reduce Travel Stress With These Tips

Many of our clients travel by plane soon after having a baby to visit family. Traveling on an airplane can be a stressful situation, and when you add a baby to the mix the stress level tends to skyrocket especially if you’re doing it solo. Here are some bits of advice that will hopefully keep you