Preparing for birth can be all consuming. You go to your OB or midwife appointments, you do this scan and that test, you get the nursery ready, the baby shower invites out, the registry perfected. You do all the baby laundry and narrow down your long list of names. You take your Childbirth Ed course, meet with your Birth Doula, take prenatal yoga and write your Birth Plan or your Birth Preferences. But what about Postpartum? Does your provider talk to you what to expect or ho
You're approaching your due date and everyone is asking you, texting you, asking your partner - Is there a baby yet? Depending on your pregnancy, where you're planning to give birth and your provider, the word induction may come up. Let us walk you through exactly what inductions are, when they come up in your talks with your provider and how to be prepared! Inducing labor (aka labor induction) is when your provider begins the labor process before your body spontaneously goes
You’re 38, 39, 40, dare we even say 41 weeks pregnant. You feel you may as well be 52 weeks pregnant at this point... or what is 10 years in weeks...?! Regardless, we KNOW the feeling- all too well. You get to the point of desperation where you’re willing to try *almost* anything to get that baby O U T. Spicy Thai for dinner? Check. Eggplant Parm? Check. Ordered bulk pineapple and dates? Check, check. Forget our own experiences being pregnant- as doulas we really see it all.
Are you ready for one of our top tips for Labor?! There is so much information out there to prepare for this new little babe to come into your world. From first trimester coping techniques to sleeping positions as your belly and baby grow! There is so much to consider!!! Now you've come to the point in your pregnancy where you are starting to think about the "big day". SO EXCITING! And also maybe really scary? We understand all the feelings on the spectrum when it comes to th
Congratulations! You found out you’re pregnant and now you’re feeling like....$hit.... You can be honest with us. :) There’s quite a bit of feelings that circulate our system when we find out we’re pregnant. Some of us feel excitement or dread, joy or fear, energized or sick as a dog- or any combo of of it! Nausea during Pregnancy is quite common during the First Trimester and often naturally subsides between 13-16 weeks*. If you have some “morning sickness” morning, noon, or
Doesn't matter if you had as we call it "quickie rickie" "easy" vaginal birth where you were in labor for 2 hours and here baby is, or if you labored for hours and hours and then pushed for hours and hours, your Vulva and Vagina went through some trauma and needs ample TLC. Also side note...even if you had a Belly Birth your pelvic floor, vagina, vulva and anus held a lot of weight for 10 months so these tips and tricks will feel nice no matter what route your baby decided to
Have you ever heard the phrase, “What got the baby in will help get it out!”? Aside from it being heteronormative-centric and devoid of any sensitivity or awareness to the countless methods of conception and various options in childbirth, it bears some truth. Let’s break it down: That phrase, “What got the baby in will help get it out” is referring to Intercourse. Plain and simple. Kind of... Often the popular phrase gets used as a wink, wink suggestion to get intimate with y
As Doulas ourselves, we’ve heard it all. The questions, the concerns, the worries, the jokes… Believe us- we know there’s plenty of confusion out there! Here are the most commonly asked questions we get as Doulas: Q: Whats the difference between a Midwife and a Doula? A: We like to joke that Midwives work from the waist down, and Doulas work from the Belly Button Up. But theres more to it than that!! Doulas at Wyld Birth & Postpartum are a solid resource for education and