Cesarean birth

Common vs. Normal During Pregnancy

So often on Facebook and other social media sites, our birth doulas and postpartum doulas read questions from concerned pregnant folks or new parents asking various questions about if others experienced a similar issue during pregnancy, birth, and/or parenthood. However, we are reframing that question to: Is it common and is it also normal?

Why Exactly Is Massage Good For You?

Why Exactly Is Massage Good For You?

It is well know that massage is an important part in any wellness routine. The fact is undeniable that after you receive a massage, you feel great. Your body is relaxed, your mind is calm, and you are just in good physical place. But why do you feel great? The answer may surprise you!

So, I Had a Cesarean Birth, Now What?

So, I Had a Cesarean Birth, Now What?

Whether your cesarean birth was planned or unplanned, recovering from a cesarean birth is a little different than recovering from a vaginal birth. The recovery can be a bit longer, with a more limitations, but with a little planning and some extra support, you will do amazing. 

5 Ways to Rock Your Cesarean Birth

5 Ways to Rock Your Cesarean Birth

It’s the big day! Your baby is about to be born! Below are a few of our favorite ways to rock the birth experience on the day of your planned cesarean!

Four Ways to Prepare For a Cesarean Birth 

Four Ways to Prepare For a Cesarean Birth 

Preparing for a planned (or even unplanned) cesarean birth is exciting and amazing, but can be a bit stressful. Our doulas are here to support every step of the way! Check out a few of our favorite tips to help yourself prepare for the big day. 

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. 

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.