World Doula Week is coming up March 22-28th. Kicking off on World Doula Day, the goal of World Doula Week is to showcase the impact that birth and postpartum doulas have on the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in the postpartum period. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide informational, educational and physical support during… Read More »World Doula Week
This is the void that postpartum doulas step into. This is the gap they fill. They are a modern-day woman’s village. The postpartum doula comes into the home and upholds the woman with her presence.
I remember being a young mom with a colicky baby and reaching my wit’s end. There was so much I didn’t know about why my baby cried so much! Thankfully, I was living with my mom at the time and she and I could tag team, even driving over to my grandma’s at times so she could spell us both.… Read More »Help! My baby keeps crying!
When I became a mother there was no social media, which means there were no mommy Facebook groups, no Instagram, no Tik-Tok. Nonetheless, through parenting magazines, commercials and talk shows, we heard the messages about what it meant to be a “good parent”. Gone were the days when mom or Grandma passed on the practical wisdom of the ages. One… Read More »Tuning Out the Chatter and Trusting Your Instincts
https://www.theelitedoulaandco.com/post/sleep-training-truths-myths-and-natural-solutions This blog, Sleep Training Truths, Myths and Natural Solutions was literally born from seeing so many negative comments on social media about sleep training, the sleep training consultants themselves, and overall lack of parents’ understanding of what sleep training really is! As I continue my stress-less parenting series, I felt called to set the record straight, and give parents… Read More »Sleep Training Truths, Myths, and Natural Solutions by Elite Doula & Co. Vicki Cannon
By Bridget Lester I’ll never forget my C-sections, my births. When I look into the eyes of my children, the way they entered this world never crosses my mind; but deep within the hidden treasures of a mother’s heart, I’ll forever hold their birth stories close. I would describe my first two C-sections as “clinically disconnected.” From the emergency first… Read More »Bright Beginnings
Imagine going on a journey to meet a special person. Leaving your warm, safe home environment, you begin your travels being compelled by unseen forces and cooperating with them, twisting, turning, flexing. You arrive at your destination into a new world with foreign sights and sounds, but all respectful, hushed and reverent. They were awaiting your arrival! Placed on a… Read More »Once Upon a Golden Hour
As the excitement of the pregnancy winds down, and the excitement for meeting your new baby ramps up, labor looms larger with each passing day. When and how will I go into labor? As your due date approaches, your provider may begin to mention the “I” word- Induction. If this happens, you’ll want to know how successful it is likely… Read More »Bishop Score and Induction of Labor