Allow Me to Multitask

If you’ve ever been through a childbirth education course that includes hands-on practice of laboring positions, your partner knows how physically challenging the work of supporting you can be.  Guess what?  Doulas, to the extent that the mother and partner desire, do the same physically challenging work !  This means that I must stay in… Read more…

Friend Doula or DONA Doula?

Many mothers choose to have a friend or family member serve as a doula during their birth.  If you are an expectant mom going this route, I wish you the best and encourage you to choose very carefully exactly who it is you are inviting into your labor room, ensuring your companion has a clear idea… Read more…

Why Hire a Doula?

Only about 5% of births in the United States are attended by a doula, which I reckon means that in the remaining 95%, women have an important question…   Great question!  I understand this question personally, as investing in a doula while I was pregnant was not a light financial decision since I was already a self-pay… Read more…

Drink up this lovely giveaway!

By Christine Frackelton Drinking fluids is critical during labor.  I would know, having fainted shortly after my daughter’s birth, then receiving IV fluids, and suddenly feeling like a new woman (on many levels).  It’s also crucial to stay well hydrated if you’re hoping to produce ample milk for your newborn.  And let’s be honest, it’s… Read more…

What is full spectrum doula care?

By Christine Frackelton What is full spectrum doula care, and why would I be interested in it?  Full spectrum doulas support a woman in all of the experiences related to her maternity: antepartum (especially for pregnant mothers on bed rest), birth/labor, postpartum, bereavement/stillbirth/miscarriage, and even abortion.  Obviously, if you are pregnant, there is a doula… Read more…

Welcome!

Greetings from the doula’s desk!  If you are searching for a supportive, caring, and professional helper to be at your side through an upcoming labor and delivery, you have reached the right place!  However, because this website is still under construction, the best way to have all of your questions answered is to contact me… Read more…

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