I Have To Do What After Birth?

A Look into the First 24 Hours Postpartum The climactic part of pregnancy happens as you birth your baby earth side safely and peacefully! You have prepared, anticipated, prayed, meditated, and worked to create the perfect entrance for your baby into the world. All things leading up to this monumental event have been focused around the birth of …

Cesarean Birth Recovery Essentials

Cesarean Birth Recovery Essentials Cesarean birth recovery is a question we get asked about alot. Are you planning a cesarean birth? Do you want to be prepared in the instance that you may need one? Keep this short list handy!  Be sure to print this so that you can bring it with you on your …

Do I Need a Doula?

  Do I need a doula? You feel as ready as one can be! You’ve selected your doctor, the nursery is prepared, your hospital bag is packed, and your breast pump is on order! Then, someone drops a bomb and asks, “Did you hire a doula?” A what?! And so, your research begins. What is …

Consistent Acts of Kindness

You’ve heard of random acts of kindness.  Everybody has. I think that may be where the problem lies.  Being kind and treating others with kindness is treated as something special or rare.  Randomness implies “without meaning or intention”.  Kindness should have purpose.  Because kindness is a rarity, when one of us is the recipient of such kindness, …

Can Doulas Prevent Cesarean Deliveries?

Can Doulas Prevent Cesarean Deliveries? The World Health Organization reaffirms that the best outcomes for women and babies appear to occur with cesarean section rates of 5% to 10%. Rates above 15% seem to do more harm than good. In and around Jacksonville, Florida the average is above 30% for cesarean birth. Many people wonder, …