Isn't it the absolute truth that nothing in the world can prepare you for your baby's arrival? In my case it was babies, and my 25 year old self thought it was all going to be calm and lovely, amazing and beautiful when the twins arrived - well let me tell you that it was all of those things... eventually!
“Things are going to happen very fast, but you are in preterm labour and you going to have your baby right now!"
Our culture perpetuates a lot of stereotypes around birth. A common misconception that we come across is that doulas are portrayed as hippies or that the women who hire doulas are hippies themselves. This stereotype suggests that doulas only support families who want natural, home water births - and this is simply not the case!
In the first of our Video Blog series, Carol Anne & Sarah talk about the perpetuation of this myth and why for the modern, professional doula, this is simply not the case.
Those first hours, days, and weeks of adjusting to a new baby are challenging and can at times be overwhelming. Help from friends and family can be a huge relief to new parents but sometimes well-intentioned friends & family can add to the new parents' stress levels. Here are some simple steps you can follow to be the best visitor a new family can hope for!
Lifetime of Love Doula Services offers prenatal classes, birth doula services, daytime and nighttime postpartum support and infant sleep education to families in Brampton, Caledon, Erin, Etobicoke, Fergus, Georgetown, GTA, Guelph, Hillsburgh, Milton, Mississauga, Palgrave, Oakville, Orangeville, Shelburne, Toronto, Tottenham, Vaughan and surrounding communities. We offer HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Education and Breastfeeding Basics classes in Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga and Orangeville.