Tips for Thriving with a Newborn 

Tips for Thriving with a Newborn 

We want you to THRIVE when you have your newborn, not just survive. Check out 30 tips to do just that. 

Prodromal Labor

Prodromal Labor

Prodromal labor is when there are false labor signs prior to active labor beginning. However, that can be pretty frustrating to hear as a pregnant person because your pain and discomforts are not false. Check out how to cope, and when to call your medical provider.

Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy 

Lower Back Pain During Pregnancy 

Low back pain during pregnancy is very common issue. The bright side is it means your body and baby are changing. However, it can be hard to see that as a positive when you are struggling to continue with your daily activities in pain. Here are a favorite of our tips to help with that pain.

How to Handle Visitors as an Introvert

How to Handle Visitors as an Introvert

Having visitors to your home when you are an introvert can be less than appealing. Check out a few of our favorite tips for enjoying those visitors. 

Importance of Postpartum Planning

Importance of Postpartum Planning

Planning for what it will be like to bring your new baby home is an important aspect of birth that is often overlooked. Learn more about our postpartum planning sessions and classes. 

Doula Support During an Epidural

Doula Support During an Epidural

Epidurals are a wonderful way to pain management tool during childbirth, and our doulas are trained to provide some amazing physical, emotional and educational support to you while the epidural is being administered and for the remained of your labor and delivery. 

Sibling Doula Support

Sibling Doula Support

Part of having the birth that you envision is confidently knowing that your older child(ren) will be cared for a by a professional and compassionate sibling doula. 

Managing Visitors and your Newborn (plus a FREE printable for managing visitors!) 

Managing Visitors and your Newborn (plus a FREE printable for managing visitors!) 

It all starts from a good place: friends and family calling and texting you, inviting themselves over to your home, and cuddling your newborn. But sometimes those good intentions have less than good implications on new parents. 

How Deep is Too Deep?

How Deep is Too Deep?

Receiving a deep tissue should be wonderful, relaxing, and therapeutic. It should never be painful! Read

A Previous Traumatic Birth Does Not Define You

A Previous Traumatic Birth Does Not Define You

Your previous births and pregnancies do not dictate how your subsequent births and pregnancies will go. Our doulas are trained to help you stay empowered and see all of your options during birth.

When to Hire a Doula 

When to Hire a Doula 

Decide not only if you want a doula, but also when to hire a doula can be confusing. Let's explore some of the factors that go into deciding if you will hire your doula at 10 weeks, or 38 weeks.

Safe Placenta Encapsulation

Safe Placenta Encapsulation

Carolina Birth and Wellness will no longer off the RAW method of preparation due to safety concerns addressed in the recent CDC article that cited safety concerns with placenta encapsulation. 

Top 10 Reasons Why Doulas Are Not Just for First Time Parents

Top 10 Reasons Why Doulas Are Not Just for First Time Parents

Doulas are for everyone! Especially 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th time parents. Read more about our favorite reasons why doulas are not just for first time parents!

I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-C-E

I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-C-E

This weekend we are celebrating the 4th of July, Independence Day, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, 241 years ago! Freedom, it is an incredible thing we have in this country, here at CBW we are thankful for this freedom, especially the freedom that comes into the conception, pregnancy, labor and delivery arena. 

A Natural Intervention is Still an Intervention

A Natural Intervention is Still an Intervention

“Natural” interventions or tips that can be recommended by your favorite Midwife Facebook, or Doctor Google can be great, but also dangerous if you do not have someone that understands what method you are interested in trying and your specific medical history. 

How To Get More Sleep With a Newborn

How To Get More Sleep With a Newborn

Ah sleep. The amazing, elusive treat that new parents long for and new babies rebel against. While it might seem like a luxury, it is very important that as a new parent, especially if you just gave birth, you are able to get a least a few hours of sleep each day.