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Can a Doula Help with My Induction?

By: Birth Education Center Birth Doula, Doulas November 18, 2020

Based on everything you’ve heard, the only time you should hire a doula is when you’re planning on an unmedicated labor in a deep porcelain birth tub surrounded with lit candles, essential oils, flowers and listening to whale sounds, right? Nope. For example, a doula…

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Are Birth Classes Really Needed? | This OB says Yes!

By: Birth Education Center Doulas, Education, Hypnobirthing November 18, 2020

Are birth classes really needed? This OB says YES! Dr. Capetanakis is one of San Diego’s best OB’s. In this video he describes the importance of education as a means to empower yourselves no matter what kind of birth you are planning for your baby.…

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A Doula In Your Pocket Is Better Than No Doula | Story 4

By: Birth Education Center Doulas August 24, 2020

From Jennifer: When Ana reached out to me in January 2020 I was so excited to support her for her first pregnancy. We had met years earlier at a local improv theater and used to go head-to-head at improv cage matches – it was funny…

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Will A Doula Replace My Partner?

By: Birth Education Center Doulas May 23, 2020

So, you’ve been considering hiring a birth doula because you’ve heard how supportive and helpful they can be when you’re in labor, but what about your partner? Aren’t they the one who’s supposed to support you through labor? Are they going to feel like you…

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Do I Need A Doula If I Am Getting An Epidural?

By: Birth Education Center Doulas May 23, 2020

So you’re pregnant and you’ve heard about these wonderful doula people (mostly women, but not always) who you can hire to support you during your birth. Sounds tremendous, right? Just imagining that there will be a person in the room whose sole priority is to…

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Do I Need A Doula If I’m Having a C Section?

By: Birth Education Center Doulas April 23, 2020

When you first found out you were pregnant you might have considered hiring a doula to assist you and your partner to support you in labor. You had probably read about the research that has shown that when a woman receives continuous support through her…

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Why Should I Hire a Doula Early?

By: Birth Education Center Doulas April 23, 2020

When it comes to hiring a birth doula, you may be thinking that since you won’t be needing them until the very end of your pregnancy, there’s no need to hire one until a few weeks before your guess date. But before you decide you…

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A Doula In Your Pocket Is Better Than No Doula | Story 3

By: Care Messer Doulas April 5, 2020

From Willow: Recently I had one of my families go into labor knowing I wouldn’t be able to join them at the hospital. This was upsetting for everyone but this did not change my availability to them or my ability to support them. It did,…

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A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 2

By: Care Messer Birth, Birth Doula, Doulas April 3, 2020

This story of virtual doula service comes from Monet Combs of Mama Magic Birth Services. Having a VBAC(Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) can be a lot of work to set up depending on what type of hospital and provider you have. VBAC families need to be…

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A Doula In Your Pocket – Is Better Than No Doula | Story 1

By: Care Messer Birth Doula, Doulas, Labor April 2, 2020

With Covid-19, protocols in the birth room are changing on an hourly basis. This is making our birthing families feel very unstable and vulnerable. When families feel unsafe, so do their babies. The world needs to take mindful, proactive steps to ensure the safety and…

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