Just in time for Christmas! Trinity Doula Services gladly offers a way for friends and family members to help give you the gift of support for your upcoming birth, placenta encapsulation, lactation support, or postpartum services. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount. They can buy enough to be able to completely cover the […]

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December 3, 2016

Gift Certificates!

We have some specials from time to time. During this Thanksgiving Season we are offering our best deal yet! For new clients who sign with us during the month of November, you will receive 20% off the total fee when you  combine any Birth package and Placenta encapsulation. This deal is only good for new […]

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November 9, 2016

November Special!

Having a cesarean birth is too common in this country, about 1 in 3 births are surgical. I’ve blogged about my births before, mainly my vbacs. I want to talk about what it’s like to be the one on the operating table and what it’s like to be supporting the mother going through the operation. […]

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October 24, 2016

My experiences in the O.R. – as a mother & as a doula

We are so excited to announce that Sarah is the newest leader of an ICAN chapter. ICAN of Harrisburg, IL will be having their first meeting on Oct 14th from 5-7pm. Our topic of the night will be sharing our birth stories. The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission […]

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October 10, 2016

ICAN of Harrisburg, IL

Your baby is finally here! You get through the first 24-48 hours at the hospital with the nurses everywhere and offering assistance at every turn. Then you go home. You nurse your precious baby, she drifts off to sleep and all is right with the world. Then what seems like instantly baby is hungry and […]

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August 11, 2016

How do I know my breastfed newborn is getting enough to eat?

First, second, third and beyond time moms almost always get to that point in their pregnancy where they have some contractions. A tightening  and something just uncomfortable happening. So they wonder ‘Oh, is this IT?! Is it time NOW!?’ and get excited, nervous, worried and overjoyed all at the same time. Things keep going for […]

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July 21, 2016

Are these contractions really labor?

So you go to your 37 week prenatal appointment and the doctor feels your abdomen like usual, only is taking a lot longer this time. Then the words are said “I think baby is breech now”. So you have an ultrasound and it confirms that baby is now head up and butt down. Now what? […]

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July 15, 2016

My baby is breech, now what?

You have a lot to think about while you are pregnant. I mean A LOT! You’re going through a lot of changes and if this is your first baby then it’s all new, scary and exciting at the same time. Someone mentions hiring a doula for your birth. You may have a few questions or […]

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June 29, 2016

Common concerns about hiring a doula.

Lots of women go into the hospital to have their baby without thinking that they will end up needing a cesarean section to birth their baby. In America, this happen a whopping 1/3 of the time.  The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a 10-15% rate for c-sections. So why is the USA doing more than […]

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June 10, 2016

Reasons for a C-section, and what you can do about them.

I asked in some local mom groups for some questions they had regarding all things pregnancy/birth/baby/doula related. Here’s the questions I got asked, and the answers to them. Let me start off with the preface that doulas are not midwives. We are not medical professionals. We do not take your blood pressure, check your cervix […]

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June 8, 2016

Q&A with Doula Sarah