Should We Salvage Water Birth’s in the United States? by: Kristina Seymour, SBD CBI The topic of water birth has become controversial among birth professionals in the United States. A simple search on the internet will show that there are mixed emotions, statistics, and policies concerning water births from scientists, Obstetricians, Midwives, Doulas, Moms, and… Continue reading Should We Salvage Water Birth’s? Are They Safe?
Don’t Doulas just do natural? No. We do not. Doulas, should not be. It’s an unfortunate rift we find ourselves in professionally. The problems begin with this idea that “natural birth” means the same thing for everyone, and that “natural birth” is the right birth for everyone. If that were the case, we wouldn’t have… Continue reading Don’t Doulas just do Natural?
I’m taking the ProDoula challenge, and writing about a children’s book that teaches a life lesson. My favorite children’s book ever, is “Elmer”. “Elmer” is written by David McKee, and is beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors. It was published in 1989, after revision of a previous version. The narrative is easy to understand, and has a… Continue reading What I Learned from Elmer.
You have probably heard at some point about Cord Blood Banking. When you are preparing for a new baby, safety is a big concern. You buy the carseat, to keep them safe in a crash, a crib to keep them safe while they sleep, outlet covers, breathable bumpers, non-slip grips in the tub, and then… Continue reading Is Cord Blood Banking Right for your Family?
What exactly does a postpartum (PP) doula do for a new family? Are we there to be a babysitter, housekeeper, cook, baby expert, cheerleader or counselor? Do we move into your home or drop in when your husband goes to work? Are we there at night so that you can go back to sleep after… Continue reading Postpartum Doulas~What do we do?
by: Kristina Seymour, SBD and CBI trained There is mixed emotions surrounding morning sickness during pregnancy. Some woman find comfort, reassurance that all is as it should be. However, many women find themselves spiraling into exhaustion, isolation, and fear that the sickness will never leave. There are some things you need to know about… Continue reading Survival of Morning Sickness
by: Kristina Seymour, SBD and CBI trained Weight Gain and Pregnancy For the past 65 years, weight gain during pregnancy has been, across the board, entirely controversial. In 1966, the “Williams’ Obstetric” textbook expressed the desire for a woman to gain 25 pounds, but that 20 was a more desirable outcome. It was during… Continue reading Weight Gain in Pregnancy