Childbirth

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. 

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. 

CBW As A Top Birth Blog

We are so excited to be featured on the Top 30 Birth Blogs from Feedspot.com!

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!

What To Do With Your Placenta After Birth

Birth is commonly divided into 3 stages: labor, pushing, and placenta delivery. So often the first two stages are well researched, but the third stage can be overlooked. Not today!

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. 

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. 

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. 

Our Birth Philosophy is Your Birth Philosophy

Our Birth Philosophy is Your Birth Philosophy

We learn your philosophy on as many aspects of the birthing process as possible, so that we enter the birth room 110% with your best interests in mind!

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.

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.

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. 

Top Ten Tips for New Dads and Non-Birthing Parents

Top Ten Tips for New Dads and Non-Birthing Parents

Find a few tips for new dads and new non-birthing parent in this handy top ten list!

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. 

Antepartum Doula Support in the Triangle

Antepartum Doula Support in the Triangle

There's a myth out there that pregnancy is all smiles and cute maternity dresses. But that isn't always the case. 

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.

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.