While breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, it doesn’t always come easy to moms or babies. Even if mom has breastfed before and knows what she is doing, baby hasn’t and may need some help learning the right way to get fed. Try to wash your hands before each feeding, or use […]

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June 7, 2018

How to breastfeed – a step by step guide

As doulas and mothers we talk about breasts a lot. The changes to expect during pregnancy, the ups and downs of breastfeeding and even some changes to expect after the breastfeeding journey is over. But often women do not think about the importance of doing Breast Self-Exams (BSE). I think there are more women than […]

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June 3, 2018

Breast Health – How to perform self breast exams

You spend your whole pregnancy researching and seeking advice from different sources; your care providers, your mom, your grandma, your best friend, facebook mom groups, etc. You learn everything you think you could possibly need to know about pregnancy and childbirth. Then you come home from the hospital, where you had nurses and professionals to […]

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April 11, 2018

Postpartum Tips for New Moms

After giving birth to my fourth child, my husband and I decided we were D-O-N-E. Done. So done. We had 3 beautiful girls and now a precious son to complete our family. This last pregnancy was physically hard on me. I did not have any complication or issues, other than extreme pelvic pain from the […]

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October 9, 2017

Sarah opens up about her struggle with PTLS.

Breastfeeding in Real Life: Doula Molly’s story. When I was pregnant with my first son, I had “planned” to breastfeed him. Though it wasn’t really a plan. It went more like this”I’ll try to breastfeed.” I was indifferent  about it. It wasn’t a goal. It wasn’t the most important thing. It was just a thing […]

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August 30, 2017

Breastfeeding in Real Life: One Mom’s Story.

Let’s talk about induction of labor. It’s fairly common in the US to get to 39 weeks and be induced a week before your due date. Most care providers won’t or can’t induce before this point unless there is a medical need for baby to be born sooner rather than later. So let’s explore how […]

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June 30, 2017

Tips for being induced.

It’s a question that will continue to be asked as long as women are giving birth outside of their homes. “What should I pack in my hospital bag?” So we decided to put together a list of things and why you might want to bring them. The hospitals usually provide a lot of things, like […]

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June 15, 2017

What to pack in your hospital birth bag.

Nearly anyone who may be interested in becoming a doula can do so, no special pre-requisites are required. If you have a passion for birth and want to help improve the birth scene in your area you should consider becoming a certified doula. You will need to take a specific training, read a certain number […]

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May 28, 2017

How to become a doula.

Sarah is preparing to go to nursing school and some of her pre-requisites required that she write certain types of essays. As you can imagine, most of the essays were birth related if it fit the criteria for the essay. This last essay due is a persuasive essay. So of course Sarah had to write […]

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May 4, 2017

Why every woman should have a doula.

As our doulas are preparing to support families during the most joyous occasion of bringing their baby into the world, they are also preparing to comfort a family through the most difficult time of losing their baby – in any trimester. Trinity Doula Services never charges a family for bereavement services. But our doulas still […]

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April 4, 2017

Mind your own uterus t-shirt campaign.