Tag Archives: Tips for Doulas

Peanut Ball Article & Links

Here is a really well done article by Andrea about the use of peanut balls in labor. My first post (with link to a video) about peanut balls and epidurals is part of my new doula section – you can … Continue reading

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Cesarean Birth |Tips for Doulas

Originally posted September 2011: This morning (shortly after posting the video below) I got the call and raced out the door to attend my final certifying birth. We had anticipated a Saturday morning cesarean arrival but this little girl wanted … Continue reading

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Birth Support After Trauma | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted May 2011: Update: I’m reading When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Womenand it’s fantastic – I think every childbirth professional (educator, doula, etc) should read this!! It’s very, very … Continue reading

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Postpartum Depression

When we hear “depression” we often assume that means lethargic, apathetic, tired, and detached. In reality postpartum depression can manifest itself in a variety of ways – aggression, irritability, anger, confusion, etc. This can be directed towards a spouse, the … Continue reading

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Quotes for Families and Doulas

I printed up these quotes, glued them to cardstock (with cute paper) and then laminated them and hung them on keyrings as a thank you for my doula mentors. Here they are in case you need some inspiration! We have … Continue reading

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Observations in Labor

Some of the things your care team is observing about you (and you can read about these in your labor progress notes in your medical chart, which is worth getting a copy of for a fun birth timeline!) – Your … Continue reading

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But What Does a Doula DO?

The most commonly asked question (following after “A Do-WHAT?”) is what does a doula do? Recognizing that I am still at the very, very start of this journey to becoming a doula, this is my current view of what a … Continue reading

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Consumer Report & Pregnancy!

Consumer Reports article about potentially risky & way overused medical interventions and underused low risk tools to help with pregnancy & birth. Nothing shocking or earth shattering, just more verification that even if we have the medical tools, it does … Continue reading

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Want to Be a Doula?

You can read my entire section on Tips for Doulas here if you are a subscriber. If you’ve not yet subscribed then you can see some of my post titles below & read testimonials about them here! Then subscribe here … Continue reading

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