Why Hire a Doula?

Building your birth team? Maybe you’ve decided between an obstetrician or a midwife, home or hospital, and now you’re considering hiring a doula. “Is it worth the investment?” “What do I really need a doula for, anyway? “How will a doula support me?” At Placerville Doula, we pride ourselves on […]

Forget Natural Childbirth!

Whoa, whoa, pump the brakes! You’re a doula telling me to forget natural childbirth? Yep. Pretty much. And here’s why: First, I’m not suggesting you forego your goals of having a medication-free birth! By “forget natural childbirth,” I mean the phrase natural childbirth and the air of superiority that comes with it. […]

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4 Rituals for Mother Blessings

We love to celebrate babies in our culture! If you’re pregnant or have ever been pregnant, you know that your baby shower is one of the most momentous occasions of your pregnancy. We spend hours perfecting our baby registry, inviting our girlfriends, and hammering out the details of this baby-centered […]