All tagged Delaware Doula
You probably have heard about the art of Zen, Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness, and other concepts that have made their way into the spotlight in recent years. Yoga in particular has exploded in popularity over just the last few years in the United States, and it seems there's no end in sight to the growing interest in alternative medicine and mindfulness.
Water birth is frequently called “nature’s epidural”, and for good reason! It is simple, easy, and effective for pain relief. Beyond that, relief is almost immediate when the laboring woman immerses herself in water. In one study, 72% of mothers said they would have a water birth again, as opposed to only 9% wanting to give birth on land again. With those statistics and all the anecdotes from families, this option is worth taking a look at. Let’s talk about water birth and how it can work for you! Resources are included for families in Delaware.
This pregnancy condition can be painful, embarrassing, and even cause anxiety about the birth process. It’s usually harmless, but very uncomfortable and downright annoying. What is it? Varicose veins. You might usually associate these with your grandma’s legs, but we’re going to talk about this condition and how it relates to pregnancy and postpartum recovery. These are distended veins that can occur in the legs or genitals during pregnancy, and usually go away after giving birth.
U is for Ultrasound is the next topic for the Sublime Motherhood blog ABC series. For many, the ultrasound is a hallmark of pregnancy, when they get to “see” their little one! Let’s take a look at what a prenatal ultrasound is, why it is sometimes used as a medical test, and talk about its’ accuracy and usefulness. This information is not meant to be medical advice, but to help you make the best decisions for yourself regarding prenatal care and your unborn baby’s health.
When we begin to talk about birth planning, there are are a lot of common fears that come up. One of the most prevalent is the fear of tearing during childbirth. It's only natural to be apprehensive and wonder how in the world baby will actually come out!
In this post, I will share the step-by-step process Sublime Motherhood follows to encapsulate a placenta using the Raw Foods Method. I hope to eliminate common myths and misunderstandings, offer information about the safety and techniques I use, and share my passion for this wonderful, holistic services. There are graphic images shared of unprocessed placenta and the capsule filling process in this post!
In our last blog post we covered Round Ligament Pain, so I wanted to talk about another similar source of discomfort some women may experience during pregnancy. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, or SPD, affects 31% of all pregnant women. Unfortunately, many are told this is just another "ache and pain" to be dealt with, but for some it can be incredibly painful and make pregnancy much more stressful. Let's take a closer look at what causes it and how we can get some relief.
I can't sleep. It's been a few weeks of these Braxton Hicks contractions, and I'm tired. I roll over in bed and text my Doula about how annoyed I am, how I can't get any rest, and tell her I'm so ready for this pregnancy to be over. I close my phone screen and lie down, closing my eyes for a moment.
Questioning your care provider can be intimidating, let alone interviewing several to decide who will fit your needs best! I'm going to give you the run down on how to focus on the important questions, get the answers you need, and make the best decision possible. First, I want to mention that when you ask these questions, your care provider should be excited to answer them and engage you fully. Yes, they are busy. But anyone that you want to work with should take the time to answer your questions.
You've planned, hoped, and dreamed for this baby. You bought all the teensy tiny newborn clothes, decorated the nursery, and hurdled the trial of labor through to motherhood! So, why can't you stop crying?
In this blog post, I want to touch on a subject that many modern women are unfamiliar with. Sex and sensuality in birth is considered taboo by many, but what if this point of view eliminates one of the most fundamental human tools we have for coping with pain and stress?
Whether you found this article in searching for ways to move baby along or you are concerned about the induction process with your medical care provider, you may be feeling like the pressure is on!
In recent years, Home Birth has become widely debated and more mothers are choosing to return home to give birth to their children. Read more about your options for home birth in Delmarva!
If you've been recently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, you were probably given a pamphlet on healthy diet and exercise, had an appointment set with an endocrinologist, and were sent on your way. But what does this diagnosis really mean for your health, your pregnancy, and your baby?
Some people feel that their family members are very supportive, will encourage them when things get hard, and be a source of calm throughout the experience. Other couples adamantly insist...
Back labor is serious business. 25% of all laboring women experience intense pain in their lower back during and between contractions. If this persists, it can throw off a woman's labor process entirely.
The most common question I get in my inbox is "How do I become a doula?" Everyone can Google "doula education program" or "how to become a doula," so in this blog article I'll give you the rundown on what it takes to become a doula in practical terms. I can tell you what steps to take, what I have done, and what mistakes I made, but that might not apply to your personality and situation. So let's get started with some introspective questions...
Some degree of morning sickness affects almost every expectant mother, and I personally was in a state of perpetual nausea throughout both of my pregnancies. I've scoured the internet and shared my client's experiences and my own to gather the best solutions for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.