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3 Helpful Tips for First Mothers

3 Helpful Tips for First Mothers Many first time mothers spend time researching about their pregnancy and much thought into what the new baby will be like – and for good reason! It is exciting to be pregnant and to imagine who your new little person will be. Often,...

Doula History: Origins, Culture, and Postpartum Rituals

Doula History: Origins, Culture, and Postpartum Rituals The word “Doula” is a Greek word that literally means “female slave for the child-bearing woman.” Today the word has come to mean “One who mothers the mother.” A pregnant woman will be given excellent prenatal...

4 Benefits of Hiring an Overnight Postpartum Doula

4 Benefits of Hiring an Overnight Postpartum Doula Uninterrupted sleep One of the biggest contributors to a new mom feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and unhappy is the lack of restful sleep. When you don’t sleep a minimum of four hours straight, it is impossible to feel...

New Mothers With Asperger’s Syndrome – What to Expect

New Mothers With Asperger’s Syndrome – What to Expect What A Normal Postpartum Looks Like? MothersCare Doula Services of CT was given the privilege of being referred to a new mom who has Asperger’s Syndrome. We’ve been learning what the needs of a new mom...

Should You Hire a Labor Doula?

Should You Hire a Labor Doula? What do the studies show? When continuous labor support was provided by a doula, women experienced a: 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin 28% decrease in the risk of C-section 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth...