Paige the Doula

Doula services The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves". The term doula today is used to refer to a support person who is trained to provide support to a mother and her partner.

This support is physical (non medical), emotional and informational before, during, and after birth. ​ Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily. ​ Women have complex needs during childbirth and the weeks that follow. In addition to medical care and the love and companionship provided by their partners, women need consistent, continuous reassurance, comfort, encouragement and respect. They need individualized care based on their circumstances and preferences. This is what a doula can provide you.

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Updates have been made by Evidence Based Birth on the evidence for Doulas article. If you are a Doula, know that what you do is making a real and lasting, positive impact on the world!

"Of all the ways birth outcomes could be improved, continuous labor support seems like one of the most important and basic needs for birthing people. Providing labor support to birthing people is both risk-free and highly effective. Evidence shows that continuous support can significantly decrease the risk of Cesareans, NICU admissions, Pitocin, and medications for pain relief. Labor support also increases satisfaction and the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth. Although continuous support can also be offered by birth partners, midwives, nurses, or even some physicians, research has shown that with some outcomes, doulas have a stronger effect than other types of support persons. As such, doulas should be viewed by both parents and providers as a valuable, evidence-based member of the birth care team."


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Helpful for anyone dealing with breech baby

Pregnancy Exercises to Help Baby Turn From Breech

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I've seen this before but I love this video

Been there.

Your Baby, Your Way

Good thoughts on breastfeeding. If your baby is gaining weight and healthy don't worry about intervals.

This article has excellent #breastfeeding information. Please share far and wide with your friends!

'As adults, we grab a cup of tea, a glass of water, a sweet, a snack. We respond to our personal cues and we’re flexible depending on time of day, the temperature, our mood, our energy levels. Many go to bed with a glass of water or sip from a bottle throughout the day. I don’t know any adults that look at their watch and say, ‘Only 30 minutes till my next sip of water or mint! Not long now’. But yet we expect teeny growing babies to be governed by this artificial notion of time.'

Bella Rose Doula Services

Wow! I didn't know this, did you?

Maternal Oak Doula

I loved my home birth check out the video. Most healthy pregnancies can have a home birth

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10 (Possibly) Surprising Things Your Birth Doula Can Do for You A doula will support you and your partner in many unconventional ways during your pregnancy, labour and postpartum. She's a vital part of your birth team!

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Sleep Positions and Postures During Pregnancy

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You can do it!

Anne Smith, IBCLC

Bella Rose Doula Services

Vbac is becoming more accepted. What you should know

VBAC becoming more popular and accepted

Scary Mommy

5. Twins are double the joy and a gazillion times more mischief.

The DREAM Method

Amaaaaazing blog post by a top graduate of our ISE certification, Lesley Everest! Bravo Lesley 🤗

Evidence Based Birth

Did you know? There are 3 new studies on placenta encapsulation, including pilot data from the FIRST ever double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial on this topic! Check out the findings in my Q & A video here!

Birth Partnership Midwives

10-30% of moms experience PPD. It does not discriminate. You are not alone and help is available

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Postnatal OCD I never really thought of myself as someone who suffers from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). I mean, I do weird things like never walk on the paveme...

My Conversation With Co-Sleeping Expert James McKenna Dr. James J. McKenna is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mo...

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Baby kicks

What You Need to Know About Newborn Care

Newborn care Bath time is a good chance to examine your baby’s skin from head to toe. Several skin conditions are quite common in newborns and aren’t cause for concern.

Neuroscience Shows Breastfeeding Is Not Just Milk Lifelong effects of breastfeeding on mental health for mother and child.

Can You Thaw Breast Milk In Hot Water? If you are one of the moms blessed enough to be able to pump and store your breast milk, you may be wondering the correct way to thaw out your frozen milk. Thawing breast milk in an improper fashion can cause it to lose some essential vitamins and mi

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This New Breast Pump Is A Total Game Changer For Moms

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Profit vs Principles: Division Among Doulas There’s a battle waging between the ordinarily mellow ‘breathe-visualize-relax’ doula community and those who insist it’s high time that these skilled birth workers got the kind of cash money they …

Calgary Baby Box Distribution

New parents or parents to be take a look. Have you picked up your Baby Box Yet?! All expectant and new parents, in Alberta, with a child 3 months of age and under are eligible to receive a free Baby Box. To claim your free Baby Box from The Baby Box Co. you MUST do two things. First, reserve your box here on this page, one box per family...

The Myth of Telling People “Too Early” I'm not sure how everyone else experiences it, but I know when I see those two pink lines I want to tell the WORLD!! It is TORTURE for me not to. But then that

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We know we are on a little 'break' over the holidays but this is so important we had to share!

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