I have a background in counseling, which comes in handy with my labor and postpartum clients. But at this moment it was necessary to use them on myself. Below I’ve listed some techniques that I use.
The photo shows Beyoncé holding the newborns as she is adorned in flowers. The photo is nothing less of fabulous. However, any woman who has had a baby knows that the postpartum period, known as the fourth trimester, is far from fabulous.
Having a baby is exciting, but can also be overwhelming. So, we’ve developed a simple guide to some must-knows for labor options and typical hospital routines and procedures. Below you can find an overview of key terms that can help you create a birth plan.
When I say, "I'm a doula," there's usually a pause of confusion. I"ve even had someone respond once by saying, "Hi Adoula. Nice to meet you. I'm Derrick.”
The word postpartum can give off such a negative vibe. People whisper it like a curse word or an infectious disease.
Now, let’s be real. My black friends think doulas are for “crunchy, granola white women.” Some of them think doula means only natural birth, hippies, and consuming placentas.
But what if, instead, you could choose your favorite celebrity to be your doula? Here’s who a few of the doulas at New Orleans Doulas would hire if we could choose our favorite celebrities!
Also, the ACOG recognizes doulas as an important role in a birth team! Although the presence of a doula cannot guarantee a vaginal delivery, the ACOG acknowledges that one-on-one support from a doula can be beneficial to mothers in labor.
But chances are your changing body may have you worrying about the number one topic on the minds of pregnant women around the world…STRETCH MARKS!
Can you imagine what it would be like returning home while everyone is busy with their holiday plans? Your doula can