All in Delmarva Doula

Giving Birth at Beebe Healthcare

If you're looking at your options for hospital birth in lower, slower Delaware, you'll likely be including Beebe Healthcare in your search! Located in Lewes, Delaware, they are one of the few hospitals available to locals and they have a fantastic reputation and baby friendly distinctions. Let's take a look at resources that are available, classes, tours, and some reasons you may want to choose Beebe for your care.

A Story of Loss

In this post, I'm going to write about something very close to my heart. Miscarriage can feel like a dirty word in the realm of beautiful women and their pregnancies, instagram perfect #babybump posts everywhere. As a Birth Doula, it was heart wrenching to experience a loss and see so much love and life surrounding me. It's taking me a while to see this as a blessing, but it is. I see healing every day in my work.

Step by Step - The Process of Placenta Encapsulation

In this post, I'm going to share the step by step process Sublime Motherhood follows to encapsulate a placenta using the Raw Foods Method. I hope to eliminate common myths and misunderstandings, offer information about the safety and techniques I use, and share my passion for this wonderful, holistic services. There will be graphic images shared of unprocessed placenta and the capsule filling process in this post!

S is for Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

In our last blog post we covered Round Ligament Pain, so I wanted to talk about another similar source of discomfort some women may experience during pregnancy. Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, or SPD, affects 31% of all pregnant women. Unfortunately, many are told this is just another "ache and pain" to be dealt with, but for some it can be incredibly painful and make pregnancy much more stressful. Let's take a closer look at what causes it and how we can get some relief.

Q is for Questions

Questioning your care provider can be intimidating, let alone interviewing several to decide who will fit your needs best! I'm going to give you the run down on how to focus on the important questions, get the answers you need, and make the best decision possible. First, I want to mention that when you ask these questions, your care provider should be excited to answer them and engage you fully. Yes, they are busy. But anyone that you want to work with should take the time to answer your questions. 

E is for Epidural

Epidural Anesthesia is commonly used in birth these days, with 50% to 80% of all laboring women in hospitals receiving this method of pain relief.* I'm writing this guide so that parents have the tools and information available to make an educated decision on their birth plans.

D is for Diastasis Recti

The statistics are absolutely shocking. Even though there are only 200,000 cases of postpartum Diastasis Recti reported each year, sources report anywhere from 2/3 of all women to 98% of mothers experiencing this condition in their lifetime. That means if you're a woman intending to become a mother or already are, this information will be invaluable to you. First things first, this condition cannot be cured. Lifelong care and attention may be needed in extreme cases, but most cases are manageable with minimal effort after the initial recovery period.