You may be wondering, what does advocacy in birth even look like? First know this: it's crucial for any birthing person to be aware of the policies and systemic restrictions of the intended birth place. This means not only getting on the same page with your care provider about how they approach various scenarios, but … Continue reading How To Advocate For Yourself In Birth
First, I would like to preface by saying I firmly believe in a birthing person's ability to bring a baby into the world without a whole lot of (or any) "stuff." I never use all the contents of my bag, I often rely on one or two things, and I sometimes even forgo all of … Continue reading What’s In My Doula Bag?
It's a magical time of year... yet still, also a season that sees even the most laid-back of new parents preoccupied with planning around the weather and others' germs, among other relevant winter concerns. A FEW BASIC BABY CARE TIPS FOR WINTER MONTHS: First, resist the urge to overdress your baby as babies can overheat … Continue reading Winter Baby Care Tips
I found a Chinese finger trap in my kids' leftover party decorations the other day and, on a whim to avoid my present responsibilities, I felt drawn to playing with it. Naturally, my mind wandered to birth, which is pretty normal... but it seemed like the finger trap was trying to tell me something important. … Continue reading How a Chinese Finger Trap Teaches About Birth
So you're wondering -- what exactly are doula prenatal/postnatal visits all about? As every doula is unique, so is the outline for visits, the number offered, content covered, and overall feel. As a Birth Boot Camp Doula, I prefer to call these "birth plan visits" to avoid confusion with a care provider's prenatal and postpartum … Continue reading What Happens at Doula Visits?