In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order-Carl Jung The Postpartum Period Melody, a new mom who had just given birth, described her postpartum experience as difficult: She had a Cesarean section and described lifting as a challenge. She went on to explain the difficulty of breastfeeding and how […]
Review of When The Bough Breaks I recently had the opportunity to view a documentary on postpartum depression and psychosis. As a doula who provides support to women during the perinatal period, the information in this film provided a great starting place for the recognition of the characteristics of postpartum depression, an important and lesser […]
Your Unique Female Pelvis I had the opportunity to attend an interesting midwifery class discussing the 4 different female pelvic shapes. Each woman is endowed with her own unique shape – variations of these 4. The midwife giving the discussion was quite experienced in recognizing pelvises. It was funny how she could identify whether a […]
Today, many expectant mothers are able to choose their birth place between hospital, home, or birth center. Being informed about these options will help you have the birth experience you desire. Hospital Setting: A hospital is the most common birth option. You have access to doctors who specialize in obstetrics. They are most experienced with […]
WHO Recommendations: A Doula’s Role Birth is so much more than a change of address for baby. It affects mothers holistically and mothers deserve holistic care. The World Health Organization recently recognized this need through their Safe Childbirth Checklist. A doula’s role for every woman giving birth is part of their healthy practice recommendations. […]
The wonders of your body’s pain relieving orchestra of labor hormones. Labor may bring the thought of intense physiological endurance with perhaps little to ease the discomfort of laboring and pushing a tiny human out of your body. This picture of labor doesn’t have to be your reality. Your body is equipped with an amazing […]
Information on different epidurals for labor pain relief, epidural package insert link, video of administering an epidural, and concerns using epidurals.