What exactly do postpartum doulas do? What's so magical about them? What's the difference between a doula and a nanny or a baby nurse?
I thought I knew what a doula was until mine helped me fix my makeup.
It's easy for doulas to say they provide unbiased support. Here's exactly what it means to me.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard "I wanted a doula but I didn't have a midwife", I'd have several dollars.
You took several, possibly dozens of tests. You're pregnant! What now?
Professional doulas support all birth choices.
So many philosophies, so much advice but you are the parent and you get to make your own choices about how you breastfeed.
On a mission to have the freshest breath in the room when you welcome your baby.
I don't care about your birth choices. For example, here are several things I don't care about: Whether you're cared for by an OB-GYN or a midwife Whether you're planning a hospital birth or a homebirth Whether you intend to have a medicated or non-medicated birth Whether or not you prepare a birth plan When it comes … Continue reading I Don’t Care About Your Birth Choices
Doula support is correlated with better birth outcomes, but not for the reasons you might think.