Is a Birth Plan Important?

Is a Birth Plan Important?

“Should I make a birth plan?” This is a question we get a lot in our Doula agency.  Like everything mommy related, there is a Yes camp and a No camp. YES! These are usually the people who are very organized and need a plan, because they like to plan everything....

When is the best time to hire a Doula?

When is the best time to hire a Doula?

As the owner of the Doula agency, Rock the Cradle, I get all sorts of questions from expectant parents, from what kind of services do we offer to what a Doula actually does to where is the best place to give birth. One question I also get a lot is “When is the best...

How To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

How To Prepare Your Body For Pregnancy

It took me close to a year to get pregnant with my first baby. I was over 35 - which is considered a geriatric pregnancy! - so after 6 months we started down the infertility path at a clinic and got all the necessary tests done to see what was up. I don't recall...

Essential Oils for Labour

Essential Oils for Labour

Do you use essential oils? Essential oils – they’re everywhere!  You’ve probably seen friends reference them on your social media feeds, or see them diffused in various places of business. They’re even sold in pharmacies and...

Chiropractic Care In Pregnancy and Postpartum

Chiropractic Care In Pregnancy and Postpartum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml24xQlC4dY&t=2s Seeing Your Chiropractor When Pregnant Did you know that a chiropractor specializing in pregnant women can help you with many pregnancy and postpartum symptoms? So if you are suffering from sciatica, lower back...

Doula Dialogues – Single Motherhood By Choice

Doula Dialogues – Single Motherhood By Choice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ttVr8C32FY&t=1s Single and Wanting a Baby Have you ever thought of having a baby but then quickly thought 'No way, I can't do this by myself!' More and more single women are having babies and they are not who you might think they...

How to Turn Your Breech Baby

How to Turn Your Breech Baby

The story of my breech baby   Close to the end of my second pregnancy, I learned that my baby was breech. She was in a Frank breech position - her bum was down, and her legs were straight up – instead of being in the usual head down position. This knowledge put...

Why I LOVE Effacement More Than Dilation

(This post was updated in September 2020.) Brand New Online Birthing Classes I’m very proud to announce that I just released two childbirth education video series that cover everything you need to know about labor, birth, breastfeeding, and newborn care. SIGN UP HERE...

How To Navigate The Postpartum Period

How To Navigate The Postpartum Period

The postpartum period: those first 6 weeks Congratulations—you just became a family of three! (Or two or four or five…) During those first few hours, days, and weeks with your newborn during the postpartum period, almost everything you do is for the first time....

Sunday Brunch with the Doulas, Episode 9

Sunday Brunch with the Doulas, Episode 9

HELLO LOVELIES! How are you? And how are your gorgeous babies?  There are only 11 days until Spring! I'm counting down the days. It'll be much easier to get out of the house, especially with the little ones.  Speaking of getting out, we're excited to...

YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!