Birth story of Becca’s first born

Birth story of Becca’s first born

I woke up at 5am in February 2014 feeling something different. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I was excited and felt like maybe today – 10 days past my “due date” – was the day. I ate some breakfast and googled “does early labor feel like period cramps.” I was so excited…

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Doulas are for Partners Too!

While birth doulas are becoming a much more recognized part of a birth team there is often a misunderstanding of their role during a birth. Some partners even fear a doula will take their place during the birthing experience. We want to throw that idea to disintegrate into the wind. Roses are Red, Violets are…

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COVID-19 Support and Resources

Updated 6/13/20 – As of today the DPH has provided new guidance which requires all Massachusetts hospitals to allow “1 visitor” in addition to the birth partner. We are again providing in-person birth doula support. All Massachusetts hospitals have been directed to implement this policy by the state. The memo is publicly available on the…

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The Truth about Placenta Encapsulation

Our culture has done a wonderful job shaping our thoughts around birth, and placentas are part of that. How do we know the truth about placenta encapsulation and placentophagy? Placentas, to the vast majority of people in the Unites States at least, are typically seen as medical waste. At one point many people had no…

The Team for You

The Team for You

There may be a misconception the support you receive from two doulas is somehow less then one. We want to give you a more accurate perspective. In fact, you will have a deep connection not just with one but with two people. You will have all the dedication, support and heart not just from one…

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(Guest Blog) Becoming Ezra by Heather Phillips

I truly believe everyone I work with and support during pregnancy and then birth I have come together with for a reason. I always hope to support and strengthen every person and couple in every way I am able but I love how I also am able to grow and learn from them. I enjoyed…

(Guest Blog) A Birth Story by Kaitlynne Vasquez

(Guest Blog) A Birth Story by Kaitlynne Vasquez

Allow me to preface this post by saying Kaitlynne was one of my amazing doula clients. When I met with her and her husband at my local ice cream place we hit it off immediately 🙂 Somehow we began to talk about music and how much I feel music has the ability to help during…

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You Doula What?

There are so many blog posts out there about what doulas do and yet it is still somewhat a mystery. When someone asks me what I do, and I know other doulas will be nodding their head in agreement, I want to cringe. The conversation usually goes something like this, Me: “I am a birth…

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Tips For a Happier Postpartum

Breastfeeding / Formula Resources If you are breastfeeding make sure you have an IBCLC on hand to call or text when needed for peace of mind. Many IBCLCs will help over the phone for free until you visit them or come to you. Breastfeeding is often an acquired skill so reaching out for help when…

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You Do You and I Will Doula Close Behind

A quick blog post to follow up on my recent birth story. After writing my story I began to think about the births I have attended and how unique and powerful each woman was in their own way. This could be a Facebook post, but then it wouldn’t be permanently available, and this needs to…