May is International Doula Month

May is International Doula Month

“My favorite part of being a doula is seeing the immense strength and power that the birthing parent demonstrates in the act of giving birth.” “I especially love seeing the development of back-and-forth communication between parents and their babies that leads to growth and learning.”

What It Takes to Become a Postpartum Doula

What It Takes to Become a Postpartum Doula

Many people are unfamiliar with the role of the postpartum doula, and what the training and education of becoming a doula looks like. Today’s blog post is intended to give new parents some insights about the work involved in becoming a postpartum doula, before that person walks in the door to support their family, as well as shine some light on the process for those considering this career path.

Where Should Baby Sleep?

Where Should Baby Sleep?

Many parents, despite the warnings of the American Academy of Pediatricians, find they bring their baby into their bed with them at some point-- often out of desperation to get some sleep when their child refuses to sleep alone. But this isn't always done in a thoughtful, safe manner.

Meet Melinda Ferguson and Seattle Placenta

Meet Melinda Ferguson and Seattle Placenta
What are the most important questions for families to ask before choosing which postpartum doula to hire?

Does the doula have the skills to help with the aspects of support you are most interested in?.....