Know your options. Choose what’s right for you and your family. Use this tool to generate your birth plan! “We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” Brene Brown
Emotional Support Labor is hard (understatement of the century…) and everyone deals with stress differently. What kind of labor support do you need? Do you prefer repeating a mantra? Just chatting? Someone to rub your back and dim the lights? Doctors, nurses, and midwives need to focus on your medical care, and that of theirContinue reading “Five Ways that Birth Doulas Help”
There are as many approaches to childbirth as there are women in the world. But people often lean towards either the medical model or the midwifery model on this Birth Philosophy Spectrum. Check out the descriptions below. Where do you fall on the spectrum? What about your partner? Your provider? Your doula? No matter whereContinue reading “What is Your Birth Philosophy?”
Insurance companies should definitely cover doula services, and sometimes they actually do!
Up to this point, your partner has been doing most of the work–pregnancy, labor, and birth. Now, the time has finally come when you get to help just as much! Do you know what your job is as a dad in the first few weeks?
Welcome. I’m so glad you are here! My name is Josie. I am a doula, a nurse, and a PhD candidate at University of Michigan. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor, moved to Grand Rapids for a few years, and now I’m back! I’m also an avid reader and a runner (some ofContinue reading “A little more about me…”
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