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Doula Rachel’s Blog

The Role of a Doula When Confronted with Provider Pushback

The Role of a Doula When Confronted with Provider Pushback

I see it all the time. While reading through doula boards and group chats I see people throwing around awful, damaging advice under the guise of doula support. I can’t count the number of times I see a doula seek support for a client processing their medical providers’ recommendation that conflicts with their initial hopes and plans for birth. In summarizing the issue, the doula will...

Newborns Losing Weight: Common or a Concern?

Newborns Losing Weight: Common or a Concern?

Babies lose weight right after birth. This is expected and normal. However, the amount of weight they lose can be used as an indicator to the baby’s health. Some people assume that newborns losing weight means that they’re unhealthy. The mother’s breastfeeding efficacy is then questioned which can lead to confusion and fear on the mother’s part. When these cases happen, families are...

Support Through the Fourth Trimester

Support Through the Fourth Trimester

After spending literal months preparing for pregnancy and childbirth, many families find themselves woefully underprepared once they bring their newborn home. The fourth trimester is fraught with opportunities for fear and anxiety to creep in. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about how you’ll bring this baby into the world-- that the hard work is the birth. How about the moment...