"Exceptional Care for Families with Newborns"

August 2013 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


When A Newborn Takes Over!

Posted on: August 28, 2013 | Depression

So there we were, huddled together at the table in her dimly lit kitchen. It was a freezing cold winter morning in January and this mom was desperate. The baby was finally asleep. She spoke about frustration, anxiety, and ever-present, relentless exhaustion. The sleep deprivation is the hardest thing, she …


NICU Breakdown

Posted on: August 27, 2013 | Doula Training, Hospital Birth

I often hear about women choosing where they will give birth, based on the level of the NICU at a particular hospital. I understand precaution. I am cautious and I take precautions. But I also know that the level of NICU care your baby may need is closely related to …


The Post Diet Binge

Posted on: August 26, 2013 | Musing

As many of you know, I have struggled with my weight for the majority of my adult life. I come from fat people. I know fat and I know the comfort that I associate with being around other fat people. The weird thing is, I’m not fat. I don’t even …


B.R.A.I.N ~ USE IT!

Posted on: August 19, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth

My favorite acronym! This is one of the most useful tools in my “life bag” as well as my “Doula Bag”. It is a reminder for me to slow down and think it through! By nature, I make quick decisions. This character trait works both to my benefit and my …


The Sounds and Breath Of Birth

Posted on: August 14, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Labor and Birth

The Breath… Take a deep breath in through your nose and a looooong slooooow exhale out your mouth. Birth and Breath seem to go hand in hand, right? We take a childbirth class and we’re “taught” to breathe. But why? How will it help us? What is the value of …


Use Wisely Your Power To Choose… But, HOW?

Posted on: August 13, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

Making choices can be so overwhelming for us, that we can procrastinate endlessly or ignore it completely! How can we be empowered by our choices, when the mere thought of making one kicks our ass? For most of us, what we DON’T want is much more clear than what we DO …


ProDoula, A Certification Agency for the Modern Doula

Posted on: August 8, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training

Randy, Debbie and Lauren are thrilled to announce the arrival of… ProDoula, A Doula Certification Agency for the Modern Woman! What is this agency all about?      – Certifying Doulas      – Comprehensive and engaging workshops             LABOR DOULA WORKSHOPS            …