Essential Oils During Labor — for nausea, back pain, stalled labor, fear & anxiety, and uterine discomfort

Essential Oils During Labor

Essential Oils During Labor for nausea back pain stalled labor fear & anxiety and uterine discomfort from [Hello Darling] Doula & Photography

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." - Dr. John H. Kennell, American Professor of Pediatrics (P. 137)

Studies show doulas help. I'm hoping they meant pitocin. Oxytocin is natural and good!

Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed Cord Clamping: our local EMS protocols recommend waiting minutes AND keeping the baby at vaginal height to prevent too much blood rushing in/out until you clamp the cord (hold off putting baby into mom for just a moment!

15 Doula Interview Questions

What to Ask a Doula: 14 Essential Interview Questions

Why every husband should hire a doula for his wife's birth. Great article written from a birth partner's perspective.

Four Reasons Why Husbands Want Doulas - Even If They Don't Know It Yet!

Is your husband not yet on board with your desire to hire a doula for your birth? Read one husband's thoughts about why a doula is an essential part of the birth team.

Doulas support all types of birth! Here are 6 ways a doula can provide support when using an epidural.

Epidural? 6 Ways a Doula Can Support

There is a myth out there that doulas only support unmedicated birth. Doulas support all types of birth and moms planning to use an epidural for pain management absolutely can benefit from the services of a doula.

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of baby immediately after birth. Don't let them! Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in. http://www.mamanatural.com/vernix/

Vernix: Don’t Wash It Off, Rub It In

Most doctors and nurses want to wipe vernix off of babies immediately after birth. Vernix offers so many benefits for baby when you rub it in.

Here's how to do acupressure during labor—solo or with a partner's help. Acupressure can help jump start labor, relieve pain, and strengthen contractions. http://www.mamanatural.com/how-to-do-acupressure-when-youre-in-labor/

How To Do Acupressure When You're In Labor

Here's how to do acupressure during labor—solo or with a partner's help. Acupressure can help jump start labor, relieve pain, and strengthen contractions.

If you haven't tried a honey stick yet, you are missing out!  These little treats have been a secret snack for many doulas and I'd love to prove my case for why

3 Reasons Honey sticks are a Doula Bag and Hospital Bag Necessity

If you haven't tried a honey stick yet, you are missing out! These little treats have been a secret snack for many doulas and I'd love to prove my case for why

What is the Placenta? A temporary organ linking mother and fetus — brings nutrients and oxygen to and moves harmful waste and materials away from the fetus.

What is the Placenta? A temporary organ linking mother and fetus — brings nutrients and oxygen to and moves harmful waste and materials away from the fetus.

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A quick reference about the differences between Doulas and Midwives 💜 Different responsibilities, but both can work well as a support *team* for the pregnant/laboring/postpartum woman!

A postpartum herbal bath is a relaxing way to heal, soothe and restore oneself after the challenges of childbirth. Follow this recipe to make a herbal bath, padsicles or a postpartum herbal peri bottle.

How to Make a Postpartum Herbal Bath

A postpartum herbal bath is a relaxing way to heal, soothe and restore oneself after the challenges of childbirth.

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