All in Delmarva Doula

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.

So, You Want to be a Doula?

The most common question I get in my inbox is "How do I become a doula?" Everyone can Google "doula education program" or "how to become a doula," so in this blog article I'll give you the rundown on what it takes to become a doula in practical terms. I can tell you what steps to take, what I have done, and what mistakes I made, but that might not apply to your personality and situation. So let's get started with some introspective questions...