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Baby! Now what? The third stage of labor
Baby! Now what? The third stage of labor

The third stage of labor is often an aside or an afterthought; however, this stage of labor is significant for many reasons. Its important to understand the physiology of this phase, as well as to understand common interventions when things aren’t going exactly as...

Group Doula Care: Ensuring the Best Care for your Family
Group Doula Care: Ensuring the Best Care for your Family

In researching and interviewing doulas to join your care team, you will encounter two specific practices of doulas: solo doulas and group practices. A solo doula is an individual who provides all the perinatal and birth support for their clients. Solo doulas can work...

How do you get through a Pandemic? Teamwork!
How do you get through a Pandemic? Teamwork!

In 1936, in the depths of the Great Depression, an obscure rowing team from the mining and lumber towns of Washington traveled to Berlin, Germany for the Olympic Games. With every aspect of the game stacked against this unlikely team, something happened that is hard...

Pregnancy and work, what you need to know
Pregnancy and work, what you need to know

By Averjill Rookwood Doula & Employee Benefits Strategist Balancing work and parenthood have never been an easy job. In recent years, the 24/7 accessibility expectations of the digital age present new challenges to parenthood.  The global pandemic that we are in...

Planning for Postpartum (during your pregnancy)
Planning for Postpartum (during your pregnancy)

Blog written by Ayesha Chatterjee, Metropolitan Doulas If you are pregnant or hoping to be, it is likely you have a plan for your birth setting and space, the people you would like present, and the process you would like to see unfold. These are your choices – and you...

Mental Health During Pregnancy
Mental Health During Pregnancy

During pregnancy there is a tendency to focus on a person’s physical health rather than mental health. But in reality there is no separating the connection between the well-being of our bodies and our minds. During pregnancy, the physiological changes in a pregnant...

Looking for some birth support during COVID-19?
Looking for some birth support during COVID-19?

In speaking with families who have birthed during COVID-19, a consistent theme emerged: loneliness. At a time when you are supposed to be surrounded by your people, traditional support systems have largely been unavailable. Where can families turn for support during...