You are wanting to have a natural birth? Fantastic! You have already spent money on a childbirth class. That's a great first step! But you also really want to hire a birth doula, and are not sure how you can afford one. I totally understand! Here are some things to consider, to help you get … Continue reading How To Afford a Doula
A big misconception is that birth doulas only work with women who are having a homebirth or birth center birth, with a midwife. But Alexa Gumm, the amazing Atlanta Birth Boot Camp DOULA and DOULA trainer explains if, and how doulas work with doctors. Are you planning a hospital birth in northern Utah? I love … Continue reading Do Doulas Work with Doctors?
You're carrying a sweet baby boy or girl, and it's 100 degrees outside...how on earth are you going to survive another couple months of summer?! Hydrate Water is typically the most underutilized nutrient during pregnancy. It is so incredibly important to stay hydrated during pregnancy, and even more so when it's hot outside, because your own … Continue reading 4 Tips for a Great Summer Pregnancy
If you experience PROM in pregnancy, which stands for premature rupture of membranes (which is when your water breaks before labor begins), unless you're considered high risk or have been recommended to come in right away, you don't necessarily have to rush to the hospital. First and foremost speak with your provider, but also remember C.O.A.T! … Continue reading My Water Just Broke, Now What?
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.