Project HAPPY is designed as a Maternity Care service to support and educate any and all pregnant people. Project HAPPY was created as a means to provide Doula care to those who may not be able to have the education and support provided by an organization like this.
We serve any and all pregnant persons with no regard to race, color, religion, national origin, s*x, s*xual orientation, disability, or age.
Operating as usual
Don't shoot the messenger 🔫 👩🏿🦱
⭐ Telling you that you're having a big baby is a scam.
⭐ Late pregnancy/third trimester ultrasounds are notoriously off.
⭐ Induction/Cesarean for a "suspected big baby" is NOT evidence based care.
⭐ Your body would NOT grow a human to big for your body to push out 🎤.
⭐ STOP LISTENING TO THESE LYING DR'S WHO HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDAS AND AREN'T REALLY LOOKING OUT FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF YOU AND YOUR BABY 🗣️🗣️🗣️
Between 15-32% of expectant folx will experience "Back Labor" at the onset of labor, with this number decreasing to 5-8% at the time of delivery.
This is usually caused by baby being in an Occiput Posterior position causing one to feel more pain in their back than they do in their lower abdomen, which is where most expect to experience contractions.
As a Doula, we recognize these things going on and work with the birthing person to help baby rotate into a better position, while also providing comfort measures to help with the sensations.
This mom gave birth in 3 hours (from start to finish) with the help of her trained, skilled, and qualified Doula.
No Pain Meds
If you are pregnant, consider hiring a Doula. Frfr. We are here to help and support you during your birth.
(posted with permission)
Yesterday I had the honor of assisting during the birth of these 3 little cuties 🥰
I love 💞💞💞 what I Doula
Happy World 🌍 Doula Week 🎉🎉🎉
Yep, I'm that Doula 🤣
Client tells me she can't pay her rent and needs help doing her laundry, I find a good deal on detergent and offer to wash her clothes, because you and them babies not finna be dirty 💪🏿💪🏿
Definitely NOT your typical Doula frfr
From Advocating 💪🏿 to giving rides and being denied certification 💪🏿 to buying needed items when able and applicable 💪🏿 to providing resources and referrals within the community for those in need 💪🏿 to helping non clients at 11:00 get into a shelter trying to flee domestic violence 💪🏿 to getting laundry detergent so you can wash your clothes 💪🏿
I do it all without missing a beat 💃🏿 without batting an eye 💃🏿 with no worries or regrets 💃🏿
Because who I'm fighting for and why are above and beyond what anyone has to say or thinks 👊🏿
Are you currently expecting? 🤰🏿
Would you like to have a Doula but can't afford it right now? 💸
Then this is for you!! 🥳
If you live in Texas, are a legal US resident, and are currently pregnant, you can receive support and assistance from a Doula for FREE. 😲
- Physical Support
- Emotional Support
- Educational Support
- Partner Support
Benefits of a Doula....
- 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean; the largest effect was seen with a doula (39% decrease)*
- 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth; the largest effect was seen with a doula (15% increase)*
- 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
- Shorter labors by 41 minutes on average
- 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score
- 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience
❤️ ALL OF THIS FOR FREE ❤️
*** IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: PLEASE SEND ME A PM WITH A GOOD PHONE NUMBER TO REACH YOU AT, YOUR EXPECTED DUE DATE, WHAT AREA OF TOWN YOU ARE IN, AND WHERE YOU PLAN TO DELIVER. ***
** No income requirements
** No insurance verification
** Available for anyone who wants a Doula
I will reach out to get you set up. ☺️
Great post from Ocean Hypnobirthing @oceanhypnobirthing
This is something that comes up often for people, so here's some info to help you better understand.
👉 Nuchal cords are a variation of normal and rarely cause a problem.
🤔 What if i told you that nuchal cords are as common as 1/3 of all pregnancies.
👉 It looks pretty scary to see something wrapped around a babies neck but we have to remember they don't breathe through their lungs, they get oxygen and blood through the cord.
👉 Ok, but what about the cord being compressed and stopping that?
👊 Well, natures got you covered.
The cord is covered in a jelly substance called Wharton's Jelly.
👉 This is there to protect the veins and arteries in the cord. To stop them from being compressed and it does a fantastic job and means that the cord can squish into all sorts of amazing things including knots without causing a problem.
👉 In fact, the cord being around the babies neck is a good thing. If it were around the babies head it would get squashed coming out from under the pubic bone as this is a tight squeeze.
So it being tucked under the chin around the neck is actually a great way of stopping this from happening.
👉 Once born you (or your midwife) can easily slip the cord over your babies head, sometimes doing a somersault flip on the way out.
✨I keep saying it, natures unbelievably clever and thinks of everything.
📸: Townsville Birth Photographer - Lauren + Douglas Birth @laurenanddouglas.birth
Look at this right here ❤️
Congratulations to @iamjenniejoseph , you are such an inspiration ❤️❤️❤️
The impact and the difference you have made in the lives of so many is truly awesome and amazing. Thank You for all you do to improve Black Maternal Health.
Make it make sense 😲
Because it doesn't 😡
Thanks @badassmotherbirther for sharing these photos. 💕💕💕
Breech is a variation of normal 💗
It is not an emergency (in most cases) 💗
Vaginal birth is still an option with a trained/skilled care provider 💗
Breech doesn't have to = C-section
Wow! Check out this amazing photo taken by @littlerosephotography_
"This is where your baby lives, and grows for 9 (or so) months.
You can see the placenta at the top with the umbilical cord attached, which supply's a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, and taking away waste. You also can see the amniotic sac which is what encapsulates your baby keeping them safe and at a regulated temperature.
It is just incredible to think that not only do you create a human from just two cells but also you grow an entire organ that sustains and enables life in 9 short months."
Words and image by @littlerosephotography_
Due dates in pregnancy often cause concern for parents if they feel like labor isn't close.
But you have to remember that it's a guess, and not exact. No one can accurately predict when a human baby will be born, they can simply give you a baseline as to an expected time of when the baby MIGHT arrive.
Don't focus on it to much, just know that babies come when they are ready.
Relax, breathe, practice self care, and wait for baby's arrival 🥰🥰🥰
Hi all 👋🏿👋🏿
Just wanted to let you all know about an awesome opportunity for expectant parents and those with children under 3. 😊
If you are currently pregnant, and would like a Doula, you may be interested in having a Doula to provide support and assistance during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. 🥰
Dad's of expectant mom's as well 😮
All services are FREE and available to anyone in Texas. 🤩
Or if you have a child under the age of 3 and would like extra support from one of our Family Specialist, that is available and FREE as well.
** A Doula is a non-medical support person that provides physical, emotional, and educational support during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. We are your advocate, friend and mentor into parenthood. Whether this is your first or fifth, we are here to help. 😍
** A Family Specialist provides support after your baby is born. They provide guidance on parenting, communication, relationships and more. 😍
** We both provide resources and referrals when needed. 😍
- must be pregnant or have a child under 3 yrs old
- must be a US citizen
- must be a Texas resident
If you are interested or know someone that is, you can reach out to me directly via PM. 🧐
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