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. […]

Use Your BRAIN!

One of my favorite tips as a doula and birth educator is BRAIN, an awesome and easy-to-remember acronym that can help you get the information you need to make an informed decision. It’s a short list of five questions to ask your care provider prior to making an important decision. […]