Birth Center Birth

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.

Why Even Have A Birth Plan?

Some say that having a birth plan sets up unrealistic ideals for your births. And while if you have rigid expectations, that may be true. However, we feel that writing the birth plan isn’t what is important.

Decoding the APGAR Test For Newborn Babies

The test is divided into 5 sections with each section receiving a score of 0 to 2. It is to help determine if the newborn needs immediate medical attention, but not to predict long-term health issues.

Affirmations for Labor and Delivery

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

The Golden Hour Redefined

The “Golden Hour” has become very popular to discuss within the birthing community in the past few years.

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. 

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!

Provider Spotlight: Hanna Hill Photography 

A few months ago, we had the pleasure to meet Hanna of Hanna Hill Photography, and we knew after that first meeting she truly is not only a wonderful photographer and artist, but also person.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Fear, Stress, and PTSD in the Birth Room

Fear, Stress, and PTSD in the Birth Room

While we all would like a perfect, calm, and amazing birth experience, sometimes that is just not possible. And that does not make your experience abnormal or wrong, as admitting that fear and stress can be normal emotions and denying that fact is what is not recommended.