When I say Doula you say…

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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...

Placenta Encapsulation: Questions and Answers

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Placenta Encapsulation: Questions and Answers Placenta Encapsulation is becoming a more widely known process that many women believe aides in their postpartum healing process. Resurging in the middle of the 20th century this process takes a placenta and turns it into supplement-like capsules for women to ingest with ease and comfort While there are many reported benefits ...

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?

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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?

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  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...

Breastfeeding support in Claremore

Lactation services in Claremore The winds of change are beginning to blow in the Claremore area for pregnant and newly postpartum families. While there aren’t as many options in Claremore for care providers as the larger cities like Tulsa, there have historically been even less options for Doulas and breastfeeding support. We at At First Sight Doula Services LLC are working to...

Postpartum Depression without the Depression

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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...

Serving Oklahoma

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Serving Oklahoma Why I choose to serve If given the choice between master and servant I think that many people would choose to be the master. Our society is very driven by the idea of being in control of our own lives even to the point of isolating ourselves from others. Unfortunately being a servant is seen as being less than, inferior to, or not in control of one’s self b...

My Perfect Job…

I’ve always heard the old saying that if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life. It’s taken me a decade to realize that it is a true statement. Doula. Birth doula. Postpartum doula. Childbirth Educator. This is my calling and the most amazing career. So why did it take me so long to realize that this was the path for me? What made this a passion and a calli...

Guest post for Tulsa Family Doulas “If animals can do it why can’t I??”

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Hey everyone... I wrote a guest blog post for Tulsa Family doulas today!! Here is a little tidbit but you need to follow the link to get it all! I have a small "farm" in Northeast Oklahoma where we raise rabbits, chickens, pigs, and sometimes a garden.  Since I have started raising rabbits I have noticed something very interesting. First time mama rabbits have about a 50-50 ...