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September 2013 • Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


Graham Crackers and Saltines

Posted on: September 30, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth, Musing

If you are a labor doula, nurse, obstetrician or hospital based midwife and you read the title of this blog, you know that graham crackers and saltines mean an all night birth! So how do we do it? How do we get into bed after a long full day, fall …


Our Dinner Date with Village Obstetrics

Posted on: September 26, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth

The owners of Northeast Doulas, Randy, Debbie and Lauren had the honor of being dinner guests of Dr. Jaqueline Worth and Dr. George Mussalli of Village Obstetrics last night. Let me start by saying, the food was great and the company… EVEN BETTER! You know obstetricians are cool when they …


What’s In A Doula’s Bag

Posted on: September 24, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Labor and Birth

This is a question that new Doulas often ask of seasoned Doulas, but clients rarely ask. The answer is simple! What’s in the bag is                        CONFIDENCE! Well, not in the form of “confidence” as you may know it. In …


Teens, Sleep and the Lack Of It

Posted on: September 20, 2013 | Sleep Issues

Well, here we are! It’s the end of summer, and another school year has started. As most of you know, my blog posts about sleep usually focus on infants and toddlers. For now, I’m stepping out of the box to look at sleep among teenagers, or more accurately, LACK of …


Can My Husband Be My Doula?

Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Doula Life, Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

Can my husband be my doula

We are often asked the question, “Can my husband be my doula?” And while we would like to be agreeable… The short answer is… NO! Your husband can only be your doula if he IS in fact a doula and even then, being the doula to someone you are emotionally …


Another Chapter Ends

Posted on: September 13, 2013 | Musing

This was officially, my last weekend of summer. Forever! Not summer like the four seasons… what I mean is, my last summer vacation from school with my kids. For the last 16 years of my life, summer mornings meant the girls finding their way out of bed at whatever hour …