You're pregnant, congrats! You know you want a doula a part of your birth team. Great! You have taken some time to contact a few local doulas, to set up an interview. Which, should always be at no cost to you, whether you meet in person or chat over the phone. What now? Having a … Continue reading Interviewing Birth Doulas? 10 Questions to Ask Them.
This is a great resource from Birth Blissfully. You can use this graphic to facilitate questions with your provider, to make sure that you are both on the same page. This is also a great list to consider when interviewing possible providers. Looking for VBAC support? Check out ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network). It is a fantastic … Continue reading Is Your Provider VBAC Tolerant or VBAC Friendly?
There are so many ways a partner or support person can help mom in early labor. As a doula I encourage these to the mother's partner in our birth plan session. As their partner, you are their number one support person, and it's important that you too prepare in pregnancy. Here are some really good … Continue reading How Can You, the Partner, Help Her In Early Labor?
Nowadays we are so quick to jump to Facebook to ask about what is going on, before even calling our provider. When it comes to pregnancy, I believe it's always worth being checked out if you're worried. Trust your mother's intuition. Why take that risk? Here are some things in pregnancy, that should be reported … Continue reading Danger Signs in Pregnancy
As an admin for the Utah Doula Association's Birth Forum on Facebook, I see a lot of the same questions get posted. One that I see often is, "What do I need to pack in my hospital bag?" Here is a list of what is most helpful during labor and/or postpartum. The key is you … Continue reading What Do I Pack In My Hospital Bag?