Posts in Doulas of Long Beach
An Overnight Visit with a Postpartum Doula + Newborn Baby

Overnight care is one of our most popular services here at Doulas of of Long Beach! Do you keep hearing about your friends or co-workers who’ve hired overnight support with the help of a postpartum doula, baby nurse or newborn nanny and are curious what exactly this kind of support looks like? 

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Your Doula is an Investment

You’ve finally gotten your partner on board with your plan to hire a doula. You’ve shared about all the wonderful ways that a birth and postpartum doula will support your entire family. You’ve even set up some a consultation with us to find the right doula for you.

But then your partner starts expressing some hesitancy about the cost…

“Why is it so expensive?”
”Is a doula worth the money?”
”What if we don’t need the support in the end?”

In all honesty, this is the number one form of resistance we hear, especially from spouses or partners. And we get it. Having a baby isn’t cheap and finances ultimately play a large role when deciding what kind of support you have before, during, and after the birth of your baby.

So let’s talk about it. Let’s talk about why doula support costs what it does and the intrinsic value of doula services.

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Calling All Sleep Deprived Parents

There's no way to sugar coat this... YOU NEED SLEEP. A lot of it... like yesterday. 

And if you need more sleep then there’s a good chance that your baby does too!

How do we know this? Because we work with parents like you every day.

We’ve been professionally trained to new parents and to help you get the sleep you need. Every day we see you, out running errands with your baby. We see the exhaustion in your eyes. We see the emotions on your face: irritation, frustration, guilt, anger, jealousy, sadness, anxiety, and fear.

We see you struggling and we are here to help.

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Visiting a New Baby - The Must Read Checklist

Your friend or family member just gave birth to the sweetest new bundle of love - Hooray! The newborn photos are filling your online feed and your eager to go visit. Before you go visit a brand new baby at home, take a look at our top tips for being the *best* kind of visitor. 

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5 Reasons to Choose Private Prenatal Classes

When searching for childbirth and newborn care classes, our clients want the best! Hospital classes feel rushed, online classes feel impersonal, and not taking a class isn't really an option. For expecting parents looking for the best, most customizable childbirth classes in Long Beach and the surrounding areas, look no further!

At Doulas of Long Beach our educators specialize in meeting you exactly where you're at. Your in-home private classes are unique to your family, your style of learning, and designed to your birth & parenting preferences. Just in case you need a little more convincing, here are some additional bonuses to private prenatal classes. 

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Creating Your Birth Cave

Doulas are especially gifted at transforming ordinary places into relaxing and restful retreats. Our Postpartum Doulas work their magic day-in and day-out by creating "chill zones" to boost oxytocin and encourage bonding between new parents & their babies. 

But creating a relaxing and peaceful space is a bit more of a challenge for labor, especially for those birthing in a hospital. Challenging, yes... but not impossible! Today, our Birth Doulas are sharing their tips for creating your own birth cave no matter if you're birthing at a hospital, at home or a birth center. 

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Hello, We Are Your Neighborhood Doulas!

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by to our little corner of the internet! We'd love to share with you a little bit about Doulas of Long Beach and how we came to be. 

We are Lauren Jacobs and Chelsea Lynn Croce and we are your neighborhood doulas!

We founded Doulas of Long Beach in the Winter of 2017 and are excited to serve this vibrant community with love, compassion, and unconditional support. Together we have vetted and hired a team of professional doulas to serve every family and every choice. Our doulas are the best of the best and they will wholeheartedly support you through the ups and downs, and the joys and fears of pregnancy, parenthood and beyond. 

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