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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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 …

You don’t have to fight for your birth! Here’s Why.

Tara Birth, Inspirational, Pregnancy

All too often I hear women say the dreaded line “My doctor won’t let me…” followed by whatever it is she wants for her birth. It’s as if they feel they have no other option but to submit to this one professional’s opinion and just deal with it, burying deep inside their true desires for their birth. Maybe there is …