I am so honored to share Ashley's story with you. She is my lifelong best friend and being so far from her during her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period has been so difficult for the both of us. Ashley gave birth to Eleanor January 15th, 2018. She is 8 weeks postpartum and in this blog, she shares about her struggles with breastfeeding and finding the right lactation support person.
As your doula when we sit down to discuss your birthing options, like an epidural or pitocin, we discuss the risks and benefits for those interventions and then I step aside and give you space and respect to make the choice that is right for you. When it comes to routine infant circumcision, I would argue, and so would many others, that it's not the parents decision to make.
If you live in a city like mine, when you google doulas in your area you will get A LOT of results! Every one of those doulas is different. We all have different personalities, we all have different philosophies on birth. You can find doulas who specialize in home birth, and doulas who specialize in planned cesarean birth. So how do you choose the right one for you?