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I Have a Midwife. Do I Really Need a Doula?

Posted by Jessica McCoy on  May 18, 2020

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When an expecting parent inquires about labor and birth doula services, they often ask something along the lines of, “If I have a midwife, do I even need a doula?” And my answer is a resounding YES. Midwives and doulas work together to help you during your labor and birth. Midwives Are the Medical Care Professionals Midwives are trained to help you deliver your baby and they replace an OB/GYN. Midwives do a whole host

Beginnings Matter: A COVID-19 Response

Posted by Cassi Pearce on  March 26, 2020

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Be still. Find your breath. Inhale. Breathe deep into your womb space. Exhale. Let go of fear and uncertainty. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale again. And repeat. Know that you are safe, your baby is safe, you are alive, and you are not alone.  These times are different. There are many changes, but yet again, we are feeling universal homeostasis return in many ways. We are returning to ancient traditions + herbal medicine. We are connecting more
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Doulas and Epidurals: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

Posted by Jessica McCoy on  January 6, 2020

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Is a doula only needed if the mother (or birthing parent) is planning an unmedicated birth? What if they know they want an epidural? While it is true that many of my clients plan for and do have unmedicated labors and births, I love supporting people whose plan all along was to get an epidural. There are so many things doulas do to help these clients prenatally, during birth, and postpartum. Getting Prepared Before my

What Does a Postpartum Doula Do?

Posted by Kaylen King on  January 1, 2020

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So what exactly does a postpartum doula do? We get this question so often! Most parents are at least familiar with the concept of a birth doula, but a postpartum doula is something a lot of parents haven’t heard of yet. I’d love to give you a glimpse into this amazing service! So, I’m going to walk you through a postpartum session that I did recently with a mom of 6. She so graciously allowed

Overnight Support for Sleepy Parents

Posted by Kaylen King on  January 1, 2020

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The first 6-8 weeks after your baby is born can be a huge adjustment for your family. You and your baby will learn new skills and gradually figure out your new normal. One of the biggest concerns and adjustments is often sleep. It’s very common for newborns to wake every 2 hours to feed overnight. New babies have tiny tummies and need to eat frequently, so it’s important to plan for this adjustment. How to