dads, newborns, bonding, family

5 Ways Dads Can Bond With Their Newborns

Tara Pregnancy 689 Comments

It’s the moment that you have been waiting for. The mother of your child has finally given birth and your baby is here! He’s really here! You can hold him, and smell him, and let him squeeze your finger with his tiny little hands, and… what else? It may seem like your activities are limited with a newborn but we …

patronize, first time moms, dayton doulas, patronizing

Let’s Stop Patronizing First Time Moms (& What To Do Instead)

Tara Birth, Doula Support, Family, Inspirational, New Parents, Pregnancy, Self Care 632 Comments

It starts almost as soon as she announces her pregnancy and unless she puts a stop to it herself, it never ends. What am I speaking of? The patronizing that first time moms deal with on a regular basis. The unsolicited advice after a simple facebook post about a baby item she finds interesting. The eye rolls when she announces …

acog, delayed cord clamping, dayton, doulas

ACOG’s Updated Recommendation on Delayed Cord Clamping

Tara birth plan, Care Providers, Cesarean Birth, Natural Birth, Resources 2118 Comments

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently issued an updated Committee Opinion on the practice of Delayed Cord Clamping. The document is a reflection of professional recommendations based on analytical research on the outcomes of short and long term studies of early umbilical cord clamping vs delayed umbilical cord clamping. What does this mean for parents who are expecting …

doctors, doulas, dayton, birth

Crossing The Line of Contention Between Doctors and Doulas

Tara Birth, birth plan, Care Providers, Dayton, Doula Support, Doulas, New Parents, Pregnancy, Resources 1363 Comments

There is a line of contention that has been drawn between doulas and some doctors. Who drew this line, and why? Was it the doctors or the doulas? And most importantly, how does this line benefit our clients as they bring their babies into the world? The answer is: It doesn’t. The way that a doctor or midwife views doulas …