Comfort Measures

IVs During Labor

In our first prenatal appointment with all of our doula clients, we spend time talk about everyones birth preferences. And for those who are hoping for an unmedicated birth, having an IV is not high on their list of desires. 

Packing For A Birth Center Birth (Plus a FREE Printable)

Birthing at a birth center gives you more freedom of how you have your baby, but it does mean you need to think about what you will bring with in a different way. 

Virtual Doula Support

And while some clients love to have that face to face support that they receive through our traditional Birth Doula Support, or our Postpartum Doula Support some have more specific needs. Those needs may not require that same physical presence at their birth. Because of that, we are officially launching our Virtual Doula Support.

Self Massage Techniques To Do At Your Desk

When’s the last time that you suffered some stress at work? Raise your hand if it was today.

Provider Spotlight: Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center

We have known Dr. Lindsay Mumma of Triangle Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center for a few years now, and love her approach to prenatal and postpartum care in the Triangle!

Local Business Spotlight: Grow, Eco Baby

Grow, Eco Baby in downtown Cary is a wonderful boutique and the feature of local business spotlight this month!

Affirmations for Labor and Delivery

A popular way we support our birth clients is through verbal affirmations during labor and delivery.

Tips For Birthing A Posterior Baby

You may have read about or seen in your ultrasound that a baby can be posterior, and that news can sometimes be not exactly what you want to hear. However, our birth doulas are well trained in how to provide physical support prenatally and during birth to help, while also are able to direct you to other resources that may help. 

Power of Breath

Sometimes we take breathing for granted, because, well, we normally don’t think about it. However, we are challenging you to really notice your breath.

Doula Support During Birth

But what exactly do we do in the birth room while you are laboring and pushing? The short answer is: whatever you need!

Infant Behavioral States 

Just like you, infants sometimes are not in the mood for certain activities. While they cannot verbalize that, parents, babysitters, and other guardians begin to notice signs of what the baby is feeling. 

Two Prenatal Appointments with Your Birth Doulas 

Two Prenatal Appointments with Your Birth Doulas 

For each birth doula client, we offer two prenatal appointments. This gives us a great time to learn about you, and for you to learn about us

Am I In Labor?

Am I In Labor?

Probably the single most common question we get from our clients during our first prenatal appointment is “how will I know if I’m in labor?”

What’s (Not) In Our Doula Bags

What’s (Not) In Our Doula Bags

Doulas can be known for having a bag of tricks we bring to each bring. Are you picturing a clown car of comfort measures? Well, not so much. 

Use of Kinesiology Taping After Massage Therapy Session

Use of Kinesiology Taping After Massage Therapy Session

We are excited to now offer Kinesiology taping as an addition to any in-home massage! Whether you need a little bit extra support, or you have a specific injury, Kinesiology taping is a wonderful addition to any one of our in-home massages for folks living in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill!

Doulas That Will Be There. Whenever. Wherever. However.

Doulas That Will Be There. Whenever. Wherever. However.

When you hire us as your Doulas in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill area, you can be sure we will show up. Whenever. Wherever. However.

What Exactly Does a Doula Do?

What Exactly Does a Doula Do?

The Doulas at Carolina Birth and Wellness provide continuous support for families in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham, and surrounding areas during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period.

DIY PADsicles for Postpartum Comfort 

DIY PADsicles for Postpartum Comfort 

A PADsicle! What? A popsicle? NO! A PADsicle. That’s right we are talking about the FAMOUS PADsicle today.

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

Whether you are experiencing carpal tunnel related to pregnancy or you are an office worker who has been experiencing carpal tunnel due to repetitive movements at your desk, you know how uncomfortable it can be in your hands and wrists.

Back Labor

Back Labor

As you are preparing for labor and delivery, our job as doulas is help you learn about the possibilities that can occur. One of those possibilities is that you experience back labor.