when clients don't call

When Clients Don’t Call

Tara Birth, Doula Support 2218 Comments

When a client goes into labor and doesn’t call her doula, what does that mean? Does it mean the doula has somehow failed that family? Does it mean the doula is inadequate? Does it mean something went wrong? Quite the contrary, actually. Birth is about the family. It’s about the mother. It’s about one of the most intense, empowering-yet-vulnerable moments …

ACOG Recommends Doulas for Continuous Support During Labor

Tara Birth, Care Providers, Doula Support, New Parents, Resources 2757 Comments

The benefits of continuous support during labor are numerous, with the most important benefit being “fewer reports of dissatisfaction with the experience of labor”. We iterate to our clients the importance of planning, of discovering and prioritizing their options, and of creating a clear and effective birth plan. But we also make it known that even with all of the …

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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 …

Why You Should Hire an Unbiased Doula

Tara Birth, Dayton, Doula Support, Doulas, Pregnancy, Resources 655 Comments

When imagining your perfect doula, does she hold all of the same beliefs you do about pregnancy, birth, and parenting? Do you expect her to? Should you? The thing about birth is, it doesn’t always go as planned. Babies are cute, cuddly, and unpredictable. A textbook pregnancy with a well-written birth plan could end with unplanned interventions and a birth …