When I say Doula you say…

download (17)
I think that there tends to be a “stereotypical” idea that a doula is a hippie, drum beating, chanting, essential oil using, only un-medicated vaginal birth supporting, feminist woman. The truth is like society, doulas come in all shapes, sizes, colors, religions, political beliefs, and genders. When I decided to become a doula I had some of my own assumptions shattered. As...

Why I won’t say “Fed is Best”

Why I won’t say “Fed is Best” There are a lot of people that are beginning to use the phrase “fed is best”. This phrase is meant to demonstrate the non-biased support of a doula or other professional support person in regards to supporting a family’s choice to either breast or bottle feed… and I don't like the phrase. I get why the phrase has become popular and I agree with...

Why A Doula?

Devons Headshot
Why Did I Become A Doula? Authored by Devon Mullins; Owner, CLC, CYBE, HCHD, Birth/Postpartum Doula I attended my first birth when I was 4 years old. Of course all I remember is being told by my Aunt Selena to stay up against the wall and out of the way while my mom gave birth to my little brother. My next experience in the labor and delivery room was when I was 10 years ol...

Is My Baby Lactose Intolerant?

Did you know- cow milk protein.
  We’ve all heard the stories. Someone’s friend’s cousin’s sister in law had a child who was “lactose intolerant” so they couldn’t breastfeed. Sadly, the reality of the situation is, it was likely not what they thought it was and they missed an incredible opportunity to have a breastfeeding relationship. What is Lactose? LACTOSE is what makes milk. It is the substance t...

Postpartum Depression without the Depression

Getting to know each other
My experience with Postpartum Mood Disorder They Said… They said I would fall in love as soon as I set eyes on him, they said I would immediately bond, they said I would know what it meant to be a mother. They were wrong. I didn’t fall in love when I looked at him. I didn’t bond immediately either. What was wrong with me? Why didn’t I feel like I expected to?  All of thos...