Cheryl and I go way back! She's one of the most experienced #birth professionals in Australia having attended over 1000 births in 30 years as both a #midwife and a #doula. If you live in Queensland and you are #pregnant I would strongly suggest that you consider hiring her as your birth doula.
Being ambitious and competitive and independent are all considered positive personality traits in our left-brained #culture. Through #pregnancy, #childbirth and #breastfeeding, #oxytocin has planted you firmly into your right brain, the intuitive and instinctive part of your #brain.
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Natural family planning, also called the fertility-awareness method or rhythm method, take into account a woman's menstrual cycle so that sex can be avoided or alternate methods of birth control can be used on days when the woman is most fertile (Greenberg, 2013). Facts used in the rhythm method include the fact that the egg only survives for about one day and sperm can stay alive for about six days inside of a woman (Greenberg, 2013).
Doula, a term derived from Greek, means a female, or sometimes a male, who helps other pregnant females with emotional, metal, and informational support during pregnancy or postpartum period. However, the term is not only limited to pregnancy help, but also used in situations like death, miscarriage, abortion, etc.
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!