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We hear this question from pregnant women and doulas often. “My friend said her labor was horrific because her baby was posterior (OP)! How do I make sure this doesn’t happen to me?” “My client has been having start and stop labor for days. I wonder if baby is OP. How can we get[…]
One of the biggest factors in birth satisfaction is control (for a historical understanding of the desire for control in birth, see our post Control in Birth). This doesn’t mean a person has to determine every part of their labor and birth experience. This innate desire for the feeling of control can be satisfied[…]
It’s okay to fear birth. Really, it is. More than it being ok, it’s normal. First time parents often learn about the “dangers” of fear in labor and birth in their childbirth education class and the dreaded “fear-tension-pain” cycle. There is even an organization called Birth Without Fear and another group that promotes the idea[…]
Many new parents have found tremendous benefit in hiring a newborn care specialist. Sometimes referred to as a baby nurse, night nurse, or night nanny, they do exactly what their title suggests: care for newborns. Newborn care specialists focus on all things baby: feeding, diapering, sleep, and baby laundry. For decades, exhausted parents have especially[…]
**This post is for those who follow the politics of the doula world.** I can tell you it is not those of us who said we’re enough and we deserve better. Often, the doulas calling the ProDoulas kool-aid drinkers are, from my perspective, the ones blindly following. We are the ones sharing a new message. A modern[…]
I look around at the world today and there are times I feel helpless. That’s not an easy thing for me, given that I consider myself a helper in general. In addition to feeling like I can’t make an impact, there’s this overwhelming feeling that there are just so many people who need help…where do I start?[…]
We’re one week away from my favorite yearly tradition: Thanksgiving Dinner! Not only do I get to cook for two days straight but almost everything on our table is homemade (thank you Costco for supplying an amazing pumpkin pie!). In case you’re needing some inspiration this year, or maybe you’re looking for something new, here[…]
Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA is working on putting a doula credentialing policy into place. This policy would require doulas who are hired by families planning on giving birth at Lakeview to: Sign a Scope of Service agreement (which is very similar to ProDoula’s Standards of Professionalism) Sign a Job Description agreement (also[…]
Forward by Cofounder of Columbus Birth and Parenting, Leah Kayes: I remember going back to work 3 months after my first daughter was born. I remember exactly how it felt to see friends and colleagues for the first time, many of whom were already parents. They knew the transition I was going through. They’d been[…]