Did you know searching for a doula can be similar to dating?
You want to learn about what a doula is, what they do, and ask the right questions to find the perfect match for you and your family.
Whether you have a lot of questions or only a few you want to ensure you are hiring a professional doula that fits your birth desires.
Where to find a doula...
You're expecting a sweet little baby to join your family! You've found a care provider, decided where you would like to give birth and you may have even hired a doula to help guide you through this memorable journey into parenthood.
But what's next? Nesting, packing and waiting for baby to arrive.
"What should I pack in my birth bag"?
I have been working with growing families for over 2 years and in that time I have seen under packing and over packing, the type of packing that easily leaves a hospital room cluttered. I believe in this case, less is more. The hospital has all the necessities to get you through your stay should you forget something at home. However, you want to be comfortable during labor, birth, and postpartum.
Here are some ideas to help ensure you are comfortable during such an exciting time!
Samantha Martin is a professional doula and childbirth educator from Big Lake, MN. She comes from a loving family and is the oldest of six children. Although she has yet to start a family of her how she very much enjoys guiding expectant families through they're journey into parenthood.