Why Should I Hire a Doula?

Why Should I Hire a Doula?

Congratulations! You are pregnant and an entire new world begins to open to you. New terminology. New experiences. New questions. LOTS of questions. One question that I am often asked by parents is: “Why should I hire a doula?”

Magical Hours

Magical Hours

By Erin Balkind: What happens when there is uninterrupted time right after birth for a baby to get to know his or her parents? And for the parents to get to know their baby…

Things to Know When Your Birth Plan Goes Down the Toilet

Things to Know When Your Birth Plan Goes Down the Toilet

By Leah Dunlap: Ordinarily birth is predicable with its usual first, second, and third stages of labor. The gradual, but inevitable opening of the cervix yielding to increasingly stronger contractions, and an involuntary urge to push. Eventually, it all results in the gentle crowning and birth of a tiny human that is perfectly yours…

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

By Tanya Bailey: I have been thinking about candy hearts. You know, the cute colored candies with little messages that we give to someone on the day we celebrate love. Well, what if those messages could help remind us to be a better humans…

Traditions, It’s What We Do

Traditions, It’s What We Do

By Tequita Williamson: I love traditions. I expect my Aunt Nellie to have her delicious Graham Cracker Squares at our family lunch every Christmas Day. I look forward to my birthday banana pudding from my mom, and Homecoming at my childhood church is always fun…