Info, Pregnancy

Count Those Kicks

WARNING: Infant loss is mentioned in this blog post. I am the mother of 4, 3 who are with me and one who rests in paradise.  My 3rd child was stillborn at 39 weeks gestational age due to missed Preeclampsia.  There were so many missed warning signs that lead up to her death. Many of… Read More Count Those Kicks

Childbirth, Doula, Info, Postpartum, Pregnancy

The Value of Labor Support

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

Doula, Info

Reasons You Need a Doula

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

Doula, Info

What is 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?