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.

Fayetteville, NC | Local Birthing Options

Updated: November 2018 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

5 Things You Need to do Before Baby Arrives

Having a baby is such an exciting time but it can also be quite overwhelming. Nine months seems like an eternity when you’re only 8-weeks pregnant, but time flies! Before you know it, you’ll be 32 weeks and in panic mode double checking your to-do list to make sure everything is taken care of. Take a deep