Postpartum Recovery: Healing through Rest *My sweet friend and doula sister, Lauren Tate, shared this post on facebook. Because of the importance and seriousness of postpartum recovery, she has graciously given us permission to share it with you. We invite you to gather a warm cup of coffee or your favorite tea and be still. […]
Houston, we have a problem. While many countries around the world are seeing a decrease in maternal mortality, we are seeing an alarming increase in the United States. The Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative seeks to improve the health of mothers and babies holistically. Baby Friendly and Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiatives can be confusing, and this […]
The loss of continuous presence It goes without saying a huge part of the role of a doula is her ability to patiently abide in the presence of a laboring mom. The doula’s sympathetic presence alone unlocks a treasure chest of comfort and strength for a mother experiencing childbirth. But why is this so? What […]
Baby Friendly? Mother Friendly? Have you heard of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative? Are these terms confusing? What do these terms actually mean for mothers and babies? What are their differences? Baby Friendly The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) desires to promote breastfeeding and the health of babies through evidence based […]
WHO Recommendations: A Doula’s Role Birth is so much more than a change of address for baby. It affects mothers holistically and mothers deserve holistic care. The World Health Organization recently recognized this need through their Safe Childbirth Checklist. A doula’s role for every woman giving birth is part of their healthy practice recommendations. […]
*This post, prompted by events last weekend, has been brewing for a long time. Dear Millennials, I work with you as you build your families, doing the hardest work a woman could ever do – giving birth to a baby. I see you. I see you as you make decisions that are best for your […]
We are very excited to have a special guest writing the post today on the topic healing c-section adhesions. Dr. Joe Linza is a Chiropractic Physician and a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. I met Dr. Linza, his lovely wife, and some members of his staff at an event on Ft. Campbell. […]
The wonders of your body’s pain relieving orchestra of labor hormones. Labor may bring the thought of intense physiological endurance with perhaps little to ease the discomfort of laboring and pushing a tiny human out of your body. This picture of labor doesn’t have to be your reality. Your body is equipped with an amazing […]
Information on different epidurals for labor pain relief, epidural package insert link, video of administering an epidural, and concerns using epidurals.
How one C-section may have been prevented by choosing best plan, provider, place of birth, support team, doula, and childbirth preparation class.