Making the call: if you ask for pain meds in labor (but it's not in your birth plan).
Making the call: if you ask for pain meds in labor (but before labor you said you didn't want them). Tips for partners and support people. A list of things I watch for (as a veteran doula). Free handouts to help you in your journey! // read more at kickassbirth.com
A Doula's Warning: Make sure your visitors pass our test
Too many times I have seen labors negatively impacted by very well-meaning visitors. A very kind grandmother to be can sit quietly in the corner of a birthi
Here's How A Doula Can Help During Your C-Section, According To An Expert
Childbirth can be scary no matter how you're bringing your baby into the world.
helpful ways to overcome fear of giving birth
Are you pregnant and scared of giving birth? This is a normal feeling to have but don't let it rule your pregnancy or thoughts. These 10 smart ways will help you overcome the fear of giving birth and focus on what's important. A must read for every pregna
5 MORE Lessons Learned from 10 years of doula work
As it turns out, there are a few more lessons from my 10 years of birth doula work that I would love to share. If you missed the first set of 5 lessons, check t
Andrea Lythgoe doula childbirth educator photographer research
List of basic childbirth pain coping ideas.
21 Insider Tips from a Labor and Delivery Nurse
First time giving birth and don't know what to expect? Get the real deal with these 21 tips from a labor and delivery nurse.
Birth Doula Contract Template and Workbook
Template includes a sample doula contract for labor doulas. Included workbook helps you customize your doula contract to best fit your needs.
How to Talk to a Woman in Labor
Learn the best ways to act and talk around a woman in labor. And get the free cheat-sheet to take with you as a reminder! - kickassbirth.com
Essential Oils During Labor
Essential Oils During Labor — for nausea, back pain, stalled labor, fear & anxiety, and uterine discomfort
Doulas are not just for women who want natural births. ALL WOMEN can benefit from having the support of a doula by their side during their labour or c-section
Self-care tips for doulas to prevent burnout
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You can make and donate purple hats to help educate families about the "period of purple crying"
Aromatherapy guide for pregnancy and the laboring mother. Natural pain relief, uterine stimulant's, calming and uplifting, and more!