Most often as birth doulas, we’ll talk about and share ways in which we support the birthing person during pregnancy and birth. That’s fair, though, right? Birthing people are doing a good portion of the work, and will need that support as they move through the process.
Editor's Note: Katy Richards-Hrdlicka is one of our fabulous clients at Emerald Doulas, and a busy on-the-go mama and professional. She has a quite a bit of experience pumping and working and we asked her to share a bit about her process of pumping and traveling and what works for her. Thank you Katy!Read More
For most things in life, timing is everything, they say. When it comes to hiring a birth doula, we’d have to agree… well, sort of.
It may surprise you to hear that there is no “perfect time” to hire a birth doula. That said, of course, you’ll get more out of the relationship with your birth doula team, by researching and finding you perfect match sooner rather than later.
But don’t worry, we’ve got your back, if you wait until the last minute too!Read More
It’s easy to feel in this day and age, with ALL the information available at your fingertips, that one should be able to glean and digest all that we need to know via books, the Internet, and friends. We’re all so busy, it’s tempting just to take the two-hour online class, or read the usual suggested book or two. While there are lots of great books out there and you can learn a lot from our friend Google, the experience leaves a lot to be desired.
In-person childbirth education offers so. much. more...