Blogs, books and more resources for aspiring doulas. Learn more about the state of current American maternity care, the life of a doula, and what it's like to support families in labor - so you can see if becoming a doula might be right for you!
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.
Text Alternative The Placenta: A Vital Organ for Baby, Mom, and Science 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.
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!