My favorite tool for pregnancy and childbirth is the Rebozo. In each Childbirth class, I allow the students to try out a Rebozo to see just how much comfort it provides during pregnancy. The good thing is though, you can use it after the baby comes too! Some Midwives and Doulas use it to help… Read More Why a Rebozo is Important for Pregnancy and Childbirth
Have you ever wondered how babies breathe while they are in their mother’s womb? After seeing a picture of a water birth, it got me thinking…not everyone understands how it is possible for a baby to be born in water and not drown. To some people, that is common sense, but to others, it’s something… Read More Do Babies Breathe While in the Womb?
So, you’ve hired a doula to help you with your precious journey through childbirth but…when are you supposed to call for support? Sure, your Doula said to call anytime you have questions or think you may be in labor but what if it’s in the middle of the night? What if your Doula is waiting… Read More When To Call Your Doula
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) stated, “Evidence suggests that, in addition to regular nursing care, the continuous one-to-one emotional support provided by support personnel, such as a doula, is associated with improved outcomes for women in labor” (Hodnett, Gates, Hofmeyr, & Sakala, 2013). Labor support during pregnancy has been shown to reduce… Read More The Value of Labor Support
After doing much research regarding Doula services being covered by insurance, I found the best answer to be “some insurance companies offer doula coverage and some do not”. The good news is, most will as long as the doula has an NPI number! Doulas often help you file this with your insurance so that it… Read More Are Doulas Covered by Insurance?
Doula services can range quite a bit depending on the geographical region and the amount of training, knowledge, and experience they have. The expense can seem a bit overwhelming at first; however, there are ways to afford it! First off, you can ask your insurance company if they offer any doula coverage! As doula’s become… Read More Affording a Doula: Is it possible?
A doula is there to offer emotional, physical, and informational support. There are many reasons a doula is highly recommended for a birth! Below are just a few of the reasons… SHORTER LABOR: There have been many studies regarding the length of labor with a doula-assisted birth versus the length of labor without a doula.… Read More Reasons You Need a Doula
Doulas are trained to provide emotional, physical, and information support for the mom-to-be before, during, and after labor! Doulas offer unbiased and non-judgmental support and stand by the mother’s decisions according to her birth plan, whether it be an all-natural birth or a medicated birth, in a birthing facility or at home! The Madriella Doula… Read More What is a Doula?