Posted in Depression, doula, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, survive

The Irony of October

Many of you are aware that October is the “Awareness” month. Childhood cancer awareness, breast cancer awareness, domestic violence awareness, dyslexia awareness, and the list goes on and on. Continue reading “The Irony of October”

Posted in Depression, doula, memory loss

I don’t remember.

Most of you know the mental illnesses I struggle with: PTSD, major depressive disorder, severe anxiety disorder, etc. Then there’s the physical illnesses: crazy food allergies, gut impermeability, migraines, loss of hearing, adrenal fatigue, frightening memory loss… All the doctors agree that it has to be some auto immune disease, but no one can pin point WHICH auto immune disease. So, I eat clean, exercise, take my meds and vitamins, and go to therapy. I do what I’m “supposed” to do. Continue reading “I don’t remember.”

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Why hire a doula?

Whether you’re preparing to have a baby, are already pregnant, or  have a new little one in the house, having  a doula can be beneficial. The American Pregnancy Association and Evidence Based Birth both state the following benefits for having a birth doula during labor:

  • 50% decrease in Cesarean rate
  • 40% decrease in the use of Pitocin
  • 25% shorter labors
  • 60% fewer epidurals requested
  • 40% reduction in the use of forceps
  • 30% less request for pain relief

Continue reading “Why hire a doula?”