Doula

How do I get my doula care covered by insurance?

How do I get my doula care covered by insurance?

Most insurance plans, particularly extended health coverage, have provisions for complementary healthcare services or something called a healthcare spending account. While doula care may not be explicitly listed, exploring these avenues can lead to surprising discoveries.

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Low-Lift Holiday Magic Making Tips For Parents & Careworkers

Low-Lift Holiday Magic Making Tips For Parents & Careworkers

However, finding the holiday spirit is not only possible but incredibly rewarding in these circumstances. You shouldn’t have to miss out on the fun so I wanted to share some thoughtful strategies and practical tips to help both expectant parents and on-call careworkers infuse the magic of the season into their lives, fostering joy, relaxation, and celebration amidst their unique situations!

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Give the gift of Brood

Give the gift of Brood

As a parent and caregiver myself, I know what the most valuable gift is for a new family. Spoiler alert: it’s not the tiny little onesies, classic books or soothing stuffies. Don’t get me wrong, I loved those too, but the most valuable gift I received when I was pregnant and postpartum, was the gift of support.

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Postpartum Insomnia: When Counting Sheep Just Isn’t Enough

Postpartum Insomnia: When Counting Sheep Just Isn’t Enough

When my kiddo started sleeping through the night, I stopped sleeping. After 6 months of losing sleep due to the usual — night feeds, diaper changes, comfort cuddles — we decided to do some version of sleep training. It was successful, although tortuous for me (I’m not a cry-it-out kinda gal) and finally we were able to see 5 – 7 hour stretches of sleep for everyone in the house. Then… I developed Postpartum Insomnia. I’d sleep maybe 3 hours a night (this went on for months), even when I had the opportunity to sleep.

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Supporting People Through Pregnancy Loss

Supporting People Through Pregnancy Loss

Unless you have lived experience of pregnancy loss or training that guides you in supporting people who have, knowing how to hold friends and family through such tender times can feel heavy. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with grief can take your breath away—it’s human nature to want to back away from that. Sometimes, that resistance is immobilizing, other times it helps create space and time to process your own emotions.

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A Doula’s Guide to Infant Loss

A Doula’s Guide to Infant Loss

Early in my doula career, I supported a family through an unexpected stillbirth. At the time, since I was so new in practice, I felt completely lost with how best I could support this family now moving through grief. It was a stark reminder that no one can ever truly prepare for what grief and loss feels and looks like.

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