This month, we're going to spend some time focusing on dads. Not just because Father's Day is coming up, or because it's Men's Health Month, but because dads often report feeling left out and lost in the mix of their partner's pregnancy and birth.
Many couples will learn about and hire a doula for
This week is World Doula Week, an annual time to recognize and celebrate the work that doulas do for families during pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. This year's theme is "Doulas Help Make It Happen," which means that doulas are there to support, inform, encourage, and facilitate the
There are so many things a doula will help with during pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. A doula will provide excellent resources for you (like local childbirth classes, mental health services, where to go if you have difficulty breastfeeding, and the best websites and books for information),
Earlier this spring, Lamaze relaunched the revised, 3rd edition version of their flagship book, Giving Birth with Confidence. (You can check out a full review here.) In closing out International Doula Month, we would like to share with you excerpts from the book about the importance and benefits of
The following post comes from our previous Great Expectations blogger, Pamela. She writes the following letter to her doula (for all 3 births!) in honor of World Doula Week.
"Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to supp