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 …

The First 24 Hours: After a Cesarean

Jessica Anderson Birth, birth plan, Birth Stories, Cesarean Birth, Dayton, Postpartum, Self Care 41 Comments

When I imagined all three of my children being born, I always hoped for a vaginal delivery. I dreamed of sitting there in the delivery room and pulling my boys right onto my chest. However, no matter how hard I tried, every one of them was delivered in the harsh light of an operating theater. Over the course of three …

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Setting Respectful Boundaries For Your Birthing Day

Tara Birth, Doula Support, Family, Pregnancy, Self Care 1839 Comments

A common concern among pregnant women is their privacy in the delivery room. First-time moms and experienced moms may feel helpless in controlling how “exposed” they’ll be among family, friends, and medical personnel. They want to know what they can do to feel respected and comfortable while they work to bring their baby into their arms. If you are feeling …