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Choosing a Cesarean Birth 

Choosing a Cesarean Birth 

Part of our job as doulas is to help our clients learn about all the options available to them for pregnancy, birth, and as a new parent. One option for birth is to choose a cesarean birth, and while it is not as common as say choosing a water birth or an epidural, it is still an option that is available to those giving birth in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. As always, it is best to check with your specific health care team to determine what type of birth is best for you, your body, and your baby. 

Use of Nitrous Oxide During Labor

Use of Nitrous Oxide During Labor

Birthing individuals around the Triangle are beginning to take notice of the Nitrous Oxide as that is available to them in their birthing rooms as a comfort measure during labor, both at hospitals and birth centers alike. 

Benefits of a Labor Stimulating Massage

Benefits of a Labor Stimulating Massage

When you are past your estimated date of delivery or facing a medical induction, a labor stimulating massage can provide amazing benefits to both your mind and body to help prepare for and help stimulate labor.

Navigating Who is Present in the Delivery Room: The Differences Between Doulas, Nurses, Midwives, and Doctors

Navigating Who is Present in the Delivery Room: The Differences Between Doulas, Nurses, Midwives, and Doctors

During birth, there can be any number of people present for your birth. We decided it was time to break down exactly how doulas, nurses, midwives, and doctors fit into your birth plan and delivery room.

Birth Options In the Triangle

Birth Options In the Triangle

Deciding where to have your baby in the Triangle can be daunting task. We are here to help with some handy questions to ask yourself as your begin the process of deciding. 

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. 

Delivering at Duke Birthing Center

Delivering at Duke Birthing Center

Duke Birthing Center is located on the Duke Hospital Campus, and is one of the go-to hospitals for those seeking some of the best medical care in the area at a major research hospital.  With all major specialities in one hospital, patients at Duke, or Big Duke as many refer to it, find it a great place to deliver with amazing practitioners.