How Birth Doulas Are Helping Parents Navigate Coronavirus

https://www.yesmagazine.org/health-happiness/2020/05/04/coronavirus-pregnancy-birth-doulas/ Doulas provide emotional and physical support before, during, and after birth. With concerns over the spread of COVID-19, this service has become even more crucial. Doulas help ease some of the anxiety and stress in patients, especially those giving birth for the first time, by providing education, coping strategies, and emotional and physical support …

SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT, SELF SOOTHING AND ‘GOOD’ BABIES: WHY WE NEED TO STOP SETTING MOTHERS UP TO FAIL

https://raisedgood.com/sleep-through-night-self-soothing-good-babies-stop-setting-mothers-to-fail/ “Is he sleeping through the night?” asks a stranger. “She’s too clingy. You really need to stop picking her up.” says a friend. “Is she a good baby?” asks a woman at the park. “He should be self-soothing by now. Consolidated sleep is critical for healthy brain development.” proclaims a sleep trainer. “You’re creating …

YOU CAN NOW DOULA YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, FROM BIRTH TO DEATH

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/what-is-a-doula/ For a growing contingent of moms-to-be, doulas have become just as essential to the childbirth experience as taking omega-3s and getting down with hip-opening yoga squats. There’s a good reason for that—studies have shown that by enlisting the help of these trained pregnancy pros, mothers are more likely to deliver healthy-weight babies and successfully breastfeed, while being half …