Blog Entries - 'birth support'
Tamara was a wonderful doula! We had the pleasure of having her support us throughout the pregnancy, labor & delivery, and postpartum. During the pregnancy, she helped us build our birthing plan, research treatments for my diagnosis of gestational diabetes, and prepare and transition into a family of 5.
Birth Doula. Birth Companion. Birth Coach. All are various descriptions that are commonly used to describe a doula. The word doula is a Greek word meaning “woman's servant.” Women have been serving others in childbirth for centuries and have proven that support from women has a positive impact on labor. Find out how doula can help you achieve a natural childbirth.
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.