H is for High Blood Pressure

Is my pregnancy causing high blood pressure? Considering that your blood volume increases during pregnancy, it may come as no surprise that you will likely experience a normal physiological increase in blood pressure. When your heart pumps blood, if the pressure created by the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your …

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G is for Google…

That’s right. Google. Doctor Google to be exact. You know what I mean. It’s what we all do. When we don’t know the answer to something, where do we go to find it? Google. Pregnancy, birth, parenting….they cause this habit of ours to go into hyperdrive. I can’t tell you how many times I …

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F is for FAQ…

Frequently Answered Questions We do a lot of consultations and we field a lot of inquiries. We thought that compiling them all in one spot would be helpful for our clients, and those who are considering hiring Houston Birth & Baby. What is the difference between a Doula and a Midwife? A Midwife is …

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E is for Estrogen

Estrogen- what is it?   Scientifically speaking, its a group of female hormones that is responsible for the development of breasts and other secondary sex characteristics in women.  Estrogen is produced by the ovaries in early puberty. Then, during pregnancy, other body tissues like the Corpus Lutuem take over production. After the earliest weeks of pregnancy, …

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B is for Balance…

Balance can be hard to come by in this day and age, with our busy lifestyles. So much information is floating around about how to be the best parent you can be. Here at HB&B, we want you to find balance while finding your footing as a parent- that doesn’t mean you have to ascribe …

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A is for Attunement

We feel that attunement is the most beneficial tool in our proverbial doula bags.  In fact, its such an ingrained part of who we are as people that it’s not really a skill that can be taught.  It can be honed and mastered over time, and all of our team members are fantastic at …

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