World Doula Week: 5 Reasons to Consider a Labor Coach

Photo: Thinkstock / The BumpPhoto: Thinkstock / The Bump
It's the final day of World Doula Week! What's a doula? How can she improve your birthing experience? An actual doula weighs in. 'Doula' is a Greek term for 'slave', which was appropriated to describe the women who lend themselves to serve birthing mothers. I use the term birth coach since most people understand what that... Read more

Why I Hired a Doula

Photo: Veer / The BumpPhoto: Veer / The Bump
Recently, I came across an article highlighting the differences between how American mothers are treated before and after birthing their children as compared to the treatment of mothers in different cultures. The article was eye-opening in many ways, and a read I recommend to all of you ladies. While reading about how little... Read more