Chapel Hill

Provider Spotlight: Thrive Speech Pathology

A brief introduction to Kelsey Thompson of Thrive Speech Pathology, a speech and feeding practice in Chapel Hill. Her practices focuses on pediatric speech, language, and feeding issues.

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?”

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. 

Planning Appointment With Your Postpartum Doulas 

Planning Appointment With Your Postpartum Doulas 

All postpartum doula clients, whether you just need one overnight, or a full 40 hours a week of support, are offered a postpartum planning appointment to allow both doulas and your family to share expectations, goals, and concerns about having a newborn. 

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.

Pitocin: Worst Enemy or Best Friend?

Pitocin: Worst Enemy or Best Friend?

Often the word “pitocin” has a negative connotation. And, that is just not always true!  Sometimes it can be your best friend during childbirth. 

Benefits of Regular Chair Massage in the Workplace 

Benefits of Regular Chair Massage in the Workplace 

The benefits of receiving any massage, be it on a massage table or in a massage chair, at a spa or at your workplace, are numerous. We believe that regular massage is a wonderful way to not only improve tension and discomfort in your body, but also decrease stress and anxiety. 

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.

Incorporating Dry Brushing into Your Self Care Routine 

Incorporating Dry Brushing into Your Self Care Routine 

Dry brushing is a wonderful addition to a massage therapy session, or as a way to incorporate a daily dose of self care into your daily routine.

Birth Affirmations 

Birth Affirmations 

Birth affirmations are a powerful way to encourage yourself during the most challenging parts of labor, even when you would rather just take a nap.

Swelling During Pregnancy 

Swelling During Pregnancy 

One of the less than glamorous symptoms of pregnancy is swelling. While most of the time, swelling is a completely normal part of growing a tiny human. However, we must say we are not medical professionals and please always defer to your doctor or midwife about medical questions or concerns.

Overnight Support 

Overnight Support 

Sleep when the baby sleeps they say. Well, they also mean hire a postpartum doula for overnight support in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and you will be actually be able to sleep when the baby sleeps. 

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a wonderful modality of massage that is that everyone can benefit from receiving on a monthly, weekly, or even daily basis. 

11 Tips To Get Your Fur Baby Ready For Your New Baby

11 Tips To Get Your Fur Baby Ready For Your New Baby

You already have your fur baby, but if you are adding a human baby to your pack, we have a few helpful tips to help make that transition a bit easier.

Carolina Birth and Wellness Gratitude Challenge

Carolina Birth and Wellness Gratitude Challenge

November is a great month to take stock in what you are grateful for in your life. Sometimes it can be challenging to either come up with something you are grateful or even remember what you did that day if you are going through a challenging period.

Self Care During Pregnancy

Self Care During Pregnancy

Self-care is usually one of the last things that is thought about for a busy person. Between kids, your partner, your career, and your social life, sometimes taking time just for yourself seems like luxury that you just cannot afford. We have made a list of mental shifts that be a form of self care and you can think about while you are driving to your medical providers office, or waiting in the carpool line. 

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. 

The Power of Unlimited Support

The Power of Unlimited Support

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbu-- Your Doula! 

Your doulas are always available to you via unlimited phone, text, and email support 24/7 as soon as you sign your contract.