Blog Entries - 'birth support'
A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to attending a Spinning Babies Workshop. The class took place over a weekend and was filled with moms to be, doulas, midwives and chiropractors. All of there to learn morea bout how to help Mama and baby achieve the gentlest, most natural birth possible.
Last year, I spent the weekend in northern Ohio at a training workshop. The training was not something that I wanted to do, as I knew it would be highly emotional. But I knew it was something that I HAD to do. Birth is not routine, every birth is different and not all births have the outcome that any one wants. The seminar was a training on how to be a Bereavement Doula. A doula for families dealing with the loss, whether unexpected or planned, or their baby.
Tamara is the absolute best Doula to hire! We were referred to her by a friend who had delivered with her, but I had no idea the extent of love she would graciously share with us on our birth day.
Our little one decided to arrive 4 weeks early. Tamara stayed with us every step of the way. Communicating during early labor and joining us at the hospital in the middle of the night when active labor started.
Have you thought about taking a childbirth class? Wonder if its worth your time and money? Think it will be boring or that you wouldnt learn anything?
Think about taking a class with Stork Helpers. We offer a variety of classes to choose from depending on your needs.
One of the common questions I hear from couples when thinking about a douls is whether Dad will be left out. That if I am there supporting mom, dad will be pushed back to the side. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. Doulas are for dads just as they are for mom. Doula’s do not replace any person in your family, doulas are a member of your support team. Read on to learn how doula's and dads work together.
Tamara is a wonderful person and doula! She met with my husband and I twice before our daughter's birth to discuss what to expect and the birth experience we hoped to have. She's a great listener and caring person! She went above and beyond made a birth position handout for us in the event she wasn't able to make it for the birth (due to a scheduled vacation the week before our due date)!