Louise Johnson was preparing to assist as a doula when the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically shifted hospital requirements for childbirth. New limits were placed that allowed only one (1) support person in the room with the birth mother. This happend just … Read More
In the midwifery model of care, movement is an important part of labor, and movement in labor is seen as a beneficial way to allow the mother to participate in her labor.
Another “pearl” of the midwifery model of care-hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy is the immersion in water during labor or birth to help relieve pain and increase relaxation. Other associations that have weighed in on this topic are ACOG and ACNM.
Do you have a client that wants more information on what a doula is and what they can do? Here’s my list of the best 5 doula videos. Fun, and quirky answers to the question “What is a doula?” as … Read More
In this webinar, we discuss how to cope with grief and loss in childbirth and how a doula can be of help when unexpected events become challenging and even painful. Specific topics include: Tasks of grief Grief phases and how … Read More