First, please know that you are not alone in this very difficult journey. Losing a child is a traumatic situation that no one is prepared for. As a grief therapist, the best advice I can give you at this moment is to allow yourself to feel every emotion that comes throughout this journey. You do… Read More Infant Loss
The below paper was written as an assignment for FS468 Parenting in Contemporary Societies at Mississippi University for Women in Spring 2019. Bidirectional Relationships in Stepfamilies: Mutual Impact Between Stepparents and Stepchildren Ashley BarksdaleMississippi University for WomenApril 10, 2019 Introduction In the United States, approximately 9% of married couple households, and 12% of cohabiting households… Read More Bidirectional Relationships in Stepfamilies: Mutual Impact Between Stepparents and Stepchildren
Postpartum Support covers everything from newborn care, light housekeeping, breastfeeding support, meal prep, and more! The mother’s and newborn’s care is a top priority! Basic Postpartum Services offered: Postpartum Doulas offer many different services but below is a list of the most common: Breastfeeding Education/Latch & Positioning Help Understanding Baby Cues Diapering and Baby Care Light… Read More Postpartum Support
There is a lot to labor and birth of a baby and many expectant mothers often fear contractions. Your body becomes a powerhouse the minute it begins forming your baby and it’s absolutely amazing to see how it works. Below is an excellent example of what happens during contractions. This video was going around on Facebook… Read More Contractions: What Are They and How Do They Work?
It’s important to remember that not all labor and childbirth are the same. What one person may experience, you may not experience. Every birth story is unique. There are four stages of labor: The first Stage of Labor is what happens when the cervix dilates to 10cm. The second stage of labor is the pushing… Read More Stage One of Labor – Early, Active and Transition
You have questions. We have answers. Let The Birth Chat team answer your questions! Submit your questions to us below and we will provide the question (anonymously) and the answer for all to see. Even if you feel it may be a silly question, someone else is more than likely wondering the answer to the… Read More Ask for Help & Advice
Below are some resources available for Adoption. If you would like to add to this list, please comment below or message us. AdoptHelp – AdoptHelp is one of the leading adoption centers dedicated to assisting women in creating personalized adoption plans based solely on what is important to them. AdoptUSKids – AdoptUSKids is a project of… Read More Adoption Resources
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