"Exceptional Care for Families with Newborns"

Pregnancy Archives - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


Traveling Tips for The Mom to Be

Posted on: June 21, 2017 | Pregnancy

Summer traveling is what most of us look forward to all year long and when you have a bun in the oven it can make the experience a little more stressful. Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean traveling is off limits. Usually you’ll just need to take your adventures at …


Tips for Not Baking When There’s a Bun in the Oven

Posted on: June 13, 2017 | Pregnancy

As temperatures break the 90s, there’s no denying that summer is definitely here to stay. If you’ve got a bun in the oven, you might feel like you’re in the oven yourself as it becomes more difficult to stay comfortable. Being pregnant in the summer isn’t for the faint of heart, but when you …


Panties and Pregnancy: From thongs to industrial panties in 40 Weeks

Posted on: September 22, 2016 | Pregnancy

When you get pregnant, there’s no shortage of opinions and new knowledge about how your body is going to change during your pregnancy… You hear about what to expect during pregnancy and what you need for the new baby, but why doesn’t anyone talk about what UNDERWARE you’ll buy? Were you planning on wearing those …


Infertility: Elizabeth and Ray’s Story

Posted on: April 30, 2016 | Alternative Birth, Depression, Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

What is infertility? Infertility is the diagnosis given when a couple is not able to become pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year. There are more than 200,000 cases of infertility in the United States each year. What causes infertility? The causes of infertility may include inadequate levels of …


The Baby I Lost

Posted on: July 30, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life, Pregnancy

I’m ready! I just want to have a baby. I know we can handle it. We have so much love between us, it seems wrong NOT to share it with a baby! It took some convincing on my part because Jerry Patterson wasn’t so sure we were ready (he’s always been …


Making Postpartum Choices

Posted on: January 17, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Parenting Philosophy, Postpartum, Pregnancy

Postpartum Help… Do I Need It?   Understanding what your postpartum needs will be while you are pregnant, can be a very tricky thing. You haven’t even given birth to this baby yet, so how will you know your needs. You might be asking yourself…. Who will help me? Will …