Tag Archives: Tips for Doulas
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Want to Be a Doula?
You can read my entire section on Tips for Doulas here. Some of my most popular posts for doulas getting started, well experienced doulas, or anyone wanting to make their business even better: Getting started – certification options and more. … Continue reading