What is a doula? DOULA : from the ancient greek “A woman who serves”.
DOULA : a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth. Today we use the word doula to refer to a person educated and experienced in supporting women in childbirth and parenting. Many doulas offer prenatal classes and breast feeding support. Some doulas specialize in postpartum care, and other
I did what every typical first-time mom did when I was pregnant with my first baby. I was over the moon excited, totally surprised, and completely oblivious to what all I should do from that moment on. I read a couple of books, talked to some family and friends about what they suggested for me, but overall, I had very little clue as to what choices I had when it came to health care providers, birth plan options, pregnancy care products, etc., never mind what I would need the
Dearest Aunt Flow: I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you back into my life, and to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me so much time without having to worry about you. Almost 2 years!!! That’s gotta be some kind of record, I’m sure. Okay maybe it’s not, and maybe there’s a ton of other women who have gone longer than that without you in their lives while breastfeeding. But for me, with my own history of pregnancies and breastfeeding journeys, this is