One of my favorite things about being a doula and childbirth educator is helping educate people on pregnancy, birth, and parenting. This takes many forms and is always unique to each family I work with. Recently I’ve had a lot of people ask me about essential oils. I use them in my everyday life and love them, but I am not an aromatherapist so there’s a fine line when educating on this topic, especially if people are looking for treatment from a particular ailment. I’ll share some of my favorite everyday uses for essential oils in pregnancy and want to encourage you to do your own research as well.Read More
I'm currently planning a wedding and I'll be damned if it isn't one of the hardest things I've ever done. So many appointments, so much creative vision, and all of it leading up to this one monumental day where my life will change for the better. Not much different than the journey many expecting parents go through!
The other day I was speaking to Chelsea about my wedding and I mentioned how grateful I was for my Wedding Coordinator, Amber. It was in that conversation that I coined the phrase "Wedding Doula" and that got me thinking... Wedding Coordinators and Birth Doulas are basically the same.Read More
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.Read More
You've peed on the stick. You've seen the plus sign. You've freaked out with your spouse, your family and your friends. It's finally sunk in: you're going to be a parent! As the excitement abounds so do the nerves, the questions, and the what ifs. You start to do some research and get overwhelmed with the impending decisions...
What childbirth class should I take?
What hospital should I birth at?
How do I create a birth plan?
What baby gear should I register for?
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.Read More