Doulas vs. Gyms- The Doula Ban in Los Angeles

https://bit.ly/birthincovid Hiring a doula ensures a family has the continued presence of a nurturing birth professional within the context of a relationship. Doulas help navigate expecting families through birth, knowing the questions to ask if families face choices or interventions during labor. However, the hospitals of Los Angeles have decided doulas are less essential than …

Jessica Biel Opens Up About Her Perfect Birthing Plan Gone Wrong

https://www.vogue.com/article/jessica-biel-emergency-c-section-recovery-natural-birth-psychology “The birthing plan: Whether it’s set at home with a doula or in a hospital surrounded by family members, many expecting women have their perfect version in mind. And the location and company one keeps during delivery are just the beginning—with highly curated extras like pressure-relieving birthing balls and soothing “push playlists” growing in …

Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Your Hospital

https://www.consumerreports.org/c-section/your-biggest-c-section-risk-may-be-your-hospital/ Consumer Reports finds that your risk of a cesarean section can be more than nine times higher depending on the hospital you choose. The most common major surgery performed in the U.S isn’t to remove an appendix or replace a knee. It’s to deliver babies by cesarean section, or C-section. Roughly one out of …