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

Birth is not just about dilation - don't forget effacement (This post first appeared in March 2015 and has been updated). I was at a birth a few years back. When mom was admitted to the hospital she was 4 cm dilated and 40% effaced. Three hours later, after hours of...

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

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...

Doula Jenny Bee: 50 Random Facts About Her

It's Doula Jenny Bee's turn! It's time for Doula Jenny Bee to unveil her 50 fun and random facts about what makes her so unique!! Anything surprise you? What do you have in common with this amazing woman? Seems like she and I have #26, #42 and #47 in common (they do...

Doula Ayda De Souza – 50 Random Things About Her

Doula Ayda, Our Mama Bear We've been getting to know our Rock the Cradle Doulas more in our series of 50 Random Things posts. Now it's Ayda's turn! I'm 44 years old.I’m a shy extrovert.I’m usually serious unless I’m around my two sisters who make me laugh so hard...

Sunday Brunch with the Doulas #8

HELLO LOVELIES!  January has sped by and it's taken me awhile to get back into my regular routine - so this is the first Sunday Brunch with the Doulas for 2019!  We have so many ideas and plans for the coming year - it's very exciting! Already we're enjoying...

Doula Mika Rock: 50 Things You May Not Know About Me

How well do you know Doula Mika Rock? When Sylvia invited me to write this post my first reaction was: 'What? How can I come up with 50 things about me?' But once I started, it was much easier than I thought. Do we have anything in common? Comment at the end and let...

50 Random Things About Doula Heather Marr

Want to to know a little bit more about Doula Heather Marr? When Sylvia asked me to write my own '50 Random Things About Me' post, I was quickly up to the challenge. I'd love to know if we have anything in common - let me know in the comments below! When I was 14, I...

Holiday Brunch with the Doulas

HELLO LOVELIES!  The holidays are upon us and we want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU! Thank you so much for your continued support - whether as clients, readers, followers - we are immensely grateful to have you as part of our Rock the Cradle...

Sunday Brunch with the Doulas #6

GREETINGS LOVELIES! How are you? What's new? How's baby? What a week it's been for our team! It was filled with several wonderful births, postpartum visits to help some very exhausted parents, visits with lactation consultants to solve some tongue-tie issues, and...

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