The Doula Said What?! Part 2

Occasionally I realize that some of the phrases I use when supporting parents are surprising and not fully understood. That’s why this series exists, to explain some of the meaning behind doula sayings and better prepare parents for what they can expect when they talk to their doula. Today’s saying is: “Ignore it until your …

Empowered Birth Series: A Story of Being Your Best Advocate

In the second post in this series of empowered births we will hear about the birth of Aria. Her parents, Nidhi and Andrew, are a lovely couple that clearly loved each other and their daughter. Talking with Nidhi through her 3rd trimester made me confident that she was well informed and quite capable of making …

What Does It Mean To “Mother The Mother”

Many times doulas are described as someone who “mothers the mother” during the childbearing year. But what does that really mean? Often it is thought of as being nurturing, loving, and gentle while softly and sweetly encouraging the mom-to-be through the process. Most of the time that is exactly what a doula “mothering the mother” …

Scottish Rite: Only The Best For Your Kids

**Disclaimer** Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has more than one hospital. However, Scottish Rite is the one that I happen to have spent almost 2 out of the last 8 weeks at. I am sure that the other locations are equally as amazing and also promote a wonderful hospital experience for patients and their families. “Mom, …

Empowered Birth Series: A Story of 2 C-Sections

This is the first post in a new series about how different birth can look from one mama and baby to the next yet still be empowering and, in some cases, healing. I am starting with an unscheduled surgical birth story. Reading through Ilana’s story brings the memories flooding back for me. I remember well …

Prenatal Chiropractic-Better Posture for Better Birth Outcomes

I regularly recommend chiropractic care for my clients to help with comfort in pregnancy as well as increasing the likelihood of optimal fetal positioning. I asked Dr. Katherine Wilson of Wilson Chiropractic in Dunwoody, GA to share why chiropractic is so beneficial specifically during pregnancy. The birth of your child should be your greatest memory. …

Giving Birth At Atlanta Medical Center: An Insiders Guide

Atlanta Medical Center, previously known as Georgia Baptist Hospital, is a teaching hospital that has served Atlanta, Georgia since 1901. Located on Boulevard, not far from Ponce de Leon and 75/85, it is convenient for many in Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs. AMC, as it is often referred to, has the ability to heliport patients …

7 Ways a Doula Helps Your Partner

I hear it a lot from worried partners, “OK, I know what a birth doula can do for my wife/girlfriend as she labors but where does that leave me in the process?”. This is an excellent question! I love hearing that the expecting mom has a support person that wants to be there for her …

YOUR Perfect Birth Team: The Childbirth Education Class

We are almost done talking about how to create the best birth team for you! While your childbirth educator will not be with you during labor and birth (unless your doula is teaching your class) it still has a HUGE impact on your birth experience. In most cities there are several options which gives pregnant …