Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This past July, as we were using FAM to achieve pregnancy, I took an ovulation test to ensure I was on track with recording my ovulation. Sure enough, I was and got pregnant on our first try. Unfortunately, it resulted in an ectopic pregnancy, but it confirmed that it is a good method for us as we will use it again in the future for pregnancy achievement.
I recommend using this method because it enables couples to both feel responsible for birth control and allows the couple to connect on a deeper level. No one person has the responsibility all on their own. Plus, it is natural and allows you to abstain from putting anything unnatural or synthetic into your body.
Visit http://www.ovusoft.com/ for more information and read the book too!
Friday, December 12, 2008
I will provide the following:
- Free initial consultation
- One prenatal visit
- Attend the entire birth, providing emotional and physical comfort measures, massage, and encouragement for mother and partner
- One postpartum visit
- Postpartum emails and phone follow-up
Monday, December 8, 2008
This book is a guide to making informed decisions about birthing centers, birth attendants, water births, home births, and hospital births. It helps dispel many of the medical myths that we Americans have come to know about birth.
Making informed decisions about your pregnancy and childbirth is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your child.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Check out the website at: http://www.newchapter.com/
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
One of the producers used a doula in her birth a few months ago and is eager to share her experience. Her doula will be appearing on the show. I am anxious to see the segment and to her how the birth went.
If you aren't able to catch it, I will try and watch and give some details.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Since beginning my training and certification as a doula, I have had a lot of people say to me "what is a doula"? I have been describing it as a birth coach, but it is so much more than that. So, I decided to get the definition down in writing for those who are interested.
Is a woman who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth.
- Recognizes birth as a key life experience that the mother will remember all her life...
- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor...
- Assists the woman and her partner in preparing for and carrying out their plans for the birth...
- Stays by the side of the laboring woman throughout the entire labor...
- Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures, an objective viewpoint and assistance to the woman in getting the information she needs to make good decisions...
- Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and clinical care providers...
- Perceives her role as one who nurtures and protects the woman's memory of her birth experience.
The acceptance of doulas in maternity care is growing rapidly with the recognition of their important contribution to the improved physical outcomes and emotional well-being of mothers and infants.
PostPartum doulas offer support at home in the weeks following the birth. This may range from anything to breastfeeding support, newborn care, cooking, light cleaning and more.