We can all learn quite a few helpful things from "Cut, Stapled, and Mended: When One Woman Reclaimed Her Body and Gave Birth on Her Own Terms After Cesarean" -- the memoir of a woman fighting for a vaginal birth after cesarean, and finding her authentic self in the process. First, it reminds of the importance … Continue reading Book Review: “Cut, Stapled, and Mended” by Roanna Rosewood
Everyone's experience of pregnancy is different, but very often these 9 things get better when carrying a baby. Which of these did you enjoy? Eating of All The Things While you might deal with aversions in early pregnancy (and beyond), it's been shown that food can taste better than usual later in pregnancy as senses … Continue reading 9 Things That Improve in Pregnancy
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?
You might have heard of postpartum doulas and thought, "I've got family nearby and friends who will probably visit, so I don't have the need." It's true that relatives and friends are tremendous assets to the postpartum support network. But here's the thing: sometimes we may feel obligated to entertain or host guests who arrive … Continue reading How is Postpartum Doula Care Different From Friend & Family Help?
What's This Week All About? World Doula Week kicked off in Israel as the first Doula Day on March 22, 2011. This is the date of the spring equinox, symbolizing the return of fertility. "The purpose of World Doula Week (WDW) is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and … Continue reading Ideas For Celebrating World Doula Week