This is a tricky question that I get asked by many clients and families. At this time most insurances do not cover a doula. However there ARE a couple of ways your insurance MAY cover a doula, and even childbirth classes! FSA/HSA If you currently use either a Health Savings Account or Flexible Savings Account, … Continue reading Does Your Insurance Cover Doula or Childbirth Education Services?
When I was having my oldest 14 years ago, we just called everyone, simple. Then we started seeing more and more creative ideas to share the exciting news. By my third pregnancy, which was almost 10 years ago, we posted this on Facebook after a family road trip along the Oregon coast. My have people … Continue reading 10 Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
Whether you are planning a cesarean birth, opt for a c-section, or one becomes necessary, it's good to know what things can help you with postpartum recovery. Key Post Cesarean Tips Start walking as soon as possible - start with going to the bathroom and back. Increased physical activity helps with circulation, improves bowel function, … Continue reading Post C-Section Tips & Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About
When looking for a good pediatrician, it is highly recommended that you ask for referrals from the following people: nurse-midwife or obstetrician/gynecologist, other parents: friends or online parenting groups/forums, or a pediatric floor nurse at a medical center or at a local hospital. The pediatrician referral database at the American Academy of Pediatrician can also … Continue reading Questions To Ask a Potential Pediatrician
There are three types of relaxation: mental, physical, and emotional. From everyday experiences, to pregnancy and even raising children and going through hard times, we find ways as humans to relax during stressful situations. In our Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth Workshop you learn how to relax with all three types, especially for labor … Continue reading Three Comfort Measures to Learn for Labor and Birth