A is for Attunement

Share! Tweet it! Pin it! Share it!Total: 3We 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 …

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Newborn professionals, at your service

Share! Tweet it! Pin it! Share it!Total: 2As newborn professionals-  baby nurse, night nanny, or newborn care specialist are the names we often hear ourselves being called, but,  postpartum doulas are so much more! We are skilled professionals providing physical, emotional, and educational support to families with newborns during the weeks and months following …

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Six Weeks Later- What to expect

Share! Tweet it! Pin it! Share it!Total: 5The Final Checkup The postpartum checkup was once done at 6 weeks. In May of 2018, new guidelines put out by the American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) state that 3 weeks is the ideal time for this exam with a more in-depth follow up appointment scheduled around 12 …

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G-B- what?

Share! Tweet it! Pin it! Share it!Total: 2Over the years, I’ve had a lot of friends/family/clients come to me like “OMG I HAVE GBS IS IT AN STD WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!” (and yes, it’s all one sentence like that – ha!). So I thought I’d clear a few things up, for everyone’s sake: First …

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Ways to Induce Your Labor

Share! Tweet it! Pin it! Share it!Total: 0Some induction methods are medical, and some are more natural approaches.   Regardless of the reasoning behind wanting (or needing) to get labor started, they are simply different ways to encourage babies out. Both categories have their own risks and benefits. Our suggestion is to never try …

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Due dates and Inductions

Share! Tweet it! Pin it! Share it!Total: 0Once due dates come and go, people start getting rather nosy about what is happening in your uterus. You may start getting texts, emails and voicemails (always let it go to voicemail! I explain why below…) asking rather personal questions. “Have you had that baby yet?” (share …

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preparing for induction? how knowing your bishop's score can help

Preparing for Induction? How Knowing Your Bishop’s Score Can Help

Share! Tweet it! Pin it! Share it!Total: 0If you’re nearing the end of your pregnancy, it’s quite possible your provider has brought up induction to you. It is a rather common occurrence in our current birth culture both electively and for medical need. The Bishop’s Score can give you a good idea of where …

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