The Witching Hour Solution: Dinnertime Doulas

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Despite differing parenting practices, many families share a common belief: bedtime can suck!  The time spent between dinner and when the kids are actually asleep can be very stressful.  Some families have loud protesters.  Others have children who need someone to sit in their rooms with them.  Some kids need a long and structured routine.  Others just need another drink …

All Birth Is Natural

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Dear new mom who had a c-section or epidural, We’ve watched you share your birth story in a group of moms.  We’ve seen the look of disappointment.  We’ve watched you try to explain to the other moms in the room (who had unmedicated births) just exactly what went “wrong”.  Your feeling of being judged could be felt a mile away. …

Control in Birth

Catie Mehl Labor & Birth 3 Comments

Many modern day birth activists would have you believe that twilight sleep was brought about as a way for doctors to control women.  But the twilight sleep movement (yes, I said movement) was about women attempting to gain control over the process of childbirth.¹ “Many leaders [of The Twilight Sleep Movement] were active suffragists whose commitment to twilight sleep was …

Calling All Helpers!

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Ever since I was a child my favorite Mr. Rogers story has been about helpers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words …

Why Should I Hire a Birth Doula?

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Google “benefits of a doula” and the results are seemingly endless. Prenatally we help you suss out your preferences and goals for labor, birth, and your postpartum recovery, while helping you to understand how to work within any necessary medical constraints. During labor and birth we are a constant companion for you and your partner or support person, providing guidance …