“Doula,” like “midwife” is a word that connotes a female person. “Doula” is from the Greek for “a woman who serves” and “midwife” is middle English for “with woman (mit wife).” Similarly, the French word for midwife, “sage femme” or “wise woman,” implies a female. But in our modern age where lines between the sexes
Home birth is increasing in popularity in the United States, although it still accounts for a small percentage of births overall – less than 1%. If you are thinking about a home birth, you need to ask yourself a lot of questions, do some research, find out if there is a home-birth provider (usually a
Breastfeeding is one of those things like smoking cessation or exercise that we are constantly told that we “should” do, and feel guilty if we don’t.
There are suggestions that the practice of early cord clamping may have far-reaching detrimental effects on the infant, such as autism, infant anemia, childhood mental disorders and hypoxic ischemic brain damage.