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
Sleeping becomes increasingly difficult in pregnancy, as your belly grows and your bladder gets squished to oblivion. As the weeks and months pass you might notice what used to be 8 hours of peaceful sleep each night is slowly dwindling to 6 hours or even 5. While this could be nature’s way of preparing your for less sleep with a newborn, getting enough night sleep is still to your benefit. Sleep doesn’t have to be a thing of the past! Here are a few tips to help you get the best sleep during pregnancy…Read More
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.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