Why your Doula isn’t your Advocate

So why I wanted a doula myself was to have an advocate.  That was before I became a doula and learned that’s not really part of a doula’s job.  It was surprising even to me because that’s always listed as part of what a doula does, they’re your advocate!  What’s true is we are your […]

Essential Items

As a doula and mother I get asked frequently, “What do I need to buy for Baby?” So below I’ve put together a few lists, the Absolute essentials, the essential items that will keep everyone comfortable, and the extras that may come in handy. Absolute Essential: Carseat Postpartum pads Vitamin D drops That is all and […]

VBAC: What are my options in Dubai

After just leaving a successful VBAC twins birth this morning I thought it’s about time I write about VBAC options in general seeing as how every birth I’ve attended thus far happens to have been a VBAC.  Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) has been conversation piece in the birth world for a while.  Some doctors […]

Elimination Communication: Start in Dubai

Elimination Communication is the communication between caregiver(s) and baby on when the baby needs to eliminate.  Layman’s terms is it’s catching all of baby’s urine and waste on a potty.  Infant potty training is another term used but in my opinion it’s more ‘parent catching’ training when the baby is an infant. The idea behind […]

Waterbirth Explained

Waterbirth Explained Waterbirth is when a baby is born into a pool of water. Some women will labor in a pool, but not deliver the baby in the water; this is “water immersion” and a type of hydrotherapy. So what happens when a baby is born in the water?  Why is this a method of […]

What is Pain and how a Doula helps Decrease Pain

How a doula helps decrease pain. Pain is felt physically, it may be acute and sharp varying to dull and achy. During labor, it is perceived pain will usually be present during uterine contractions. There may also be positions causing extra pressure in different areas of the body that may cause pain.  It is feasible […]

Hypnobirthing Explained: Fear and its affect on the body’s ability for a pain free birth

Hypnobirthing Explained Hypnobirthing is a coping technique for labor.  It revolves around relaxing the body and being free of fear so a woman’s body will release the natural hormones that are most effective with controlling pain. “Contemporary women in our culture hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth, too often associating it with excruciating pain, […]

Birthing in Dubai

When looking for options on birthing in Dubai and where to deliver in the city, there are multiple choices.  It’s helpful to look at what’s most important to you for your birth and find an option that suits.  Below are some ideas of what to consider, where to get further information, and summaries of 3 […]

Role and Benefits of a Doula

Benefits of a Doula Role of Doula during Labor and Delivery A doula is trained to make you the most comfortable and knowledgeable you can be during your journey of pregnancy and birth.  During labor a doula will stay with you providing support in any and all ways that will assist with an easier birthing […]