What OED’s 2018 World of the Year Means for Young Families

Picture this: you’ve been enduring, for the greater part of 24 hours, the rollercoaster of labor, and your precious new offspring is emerging. This is the moment you’ve waited nearly 10 months for! There’s a ring of fire, and with a final push, he’s here! He takes in his first breath of air, and the… Continue reading What OED’s 2018 World of the Year Means for Young Families

Shining Light on Healing through Birth and Sexual Assault Awarer ness Month

All women should have the opportunity to own their birth experiences and along the way feel honored and respected by empathetic support persons. Happy April Fools Day!  In our family, we greet this month with cute little pranks, jokes, and silliness. To my clients and anyone else reading here on the Tremendoulas blog, however, I offer… Continue reading Shining Light on Healing through Birth and Sexual Assault Awarer ness Month

Allow me to multitask

Mar 10 2015 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… Continue reading Allow me to multitask

Friend doula or DONA doula?

Feb 24 2015 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… Continue reading Friend doula or DONA doula?

Why hire a doula?

Feb 15 2015 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… We should be contributing to the baby’s college savings after all… Great question!  I understand this question personally, as investing in a doula while… Continue reading Why hire a doula?

Drink up this lovely giveaway!

Feb 7 2015 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… Continue reading Drink up this lovely giveaway!

What is full spectrum doula care, and why would I be interested in it?

Feb 6 2015 By Christine Frackelton 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 for whatever individual experience you are having.  Full spectrum doulas even… Continue reading What is full spectrum doula care, and why would I be interested in it?