Doulas Don’t Replace Childbirth Education

More often I’m seeing posts from people who ask: Doula or childbirth class? I sigh heavily and start typing away about why this isn’t an either or type of question. You’d never say about a hospital birth: Doctor or L&D nurse? You’d never say, midwife or...

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Childbirth educator and the pelvis

Moving Postpartum Doulas Forward with Ann Grauer

Ann Grauer has been a doula for over 30 years. She's run the gamut from birth doula to childbirth educator and postpartum doula to internationally board certified as a lactation consultant. She knows a thing or two or twenty about the business of being a doula. In...

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Pregnant Woman with her hands over belly by Alicia Petresc

Special Self-care Interview with Molly Mendota

In this 3rd episode of The Birth Geeks Podcast Hillary interviews Molly Mendota AdvCD/BDT(DONA), LCCE, CLS, SpBCPE. Together they discuss the importance of self-care as a doula and how Hillary tried to skip Molly’s lesson about it at a conference! They also talk...

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Meet Birth Geek Hillary

The Birth Geeks is a brand new podcast from longtime birth professionals and all around Birth geeks, Drs. Robin Elise Weiss and Hillary Melchiors. This is Season 1, Episode 2: Meet Birth Geek 2, Hillary! Hillary is an all-around fascinating person who sees the...

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Hillary Melchiors, Ph.D., CD(DONA), LCCE

Cesarean Awareness Month

April has traditionally been Cesarean Awareness Month. It was started by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). The goal of this month is to bring awareness to the many issues surrounding cesarean section including vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)....

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Cesarean birth Photo by Patricia Prudente on Unsplash

Where do babies come from?

The question about where babies come from usually strikes a bit of fear in even an experienced parent's heart. The good news is that there are so many books to help you walk through this conversation, that you need not worry about it.  But first, I'll start with...

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A stork

Meet Birth Geek Robin

The Birth Geeks is a brand new podcast from longtime birth professionals and all around Birth geeks, Drs. Robin Elise Weiss and Hillary Melchiors. This is Season 1, Episode 1: Meet Birth Geek 1, Robin! Robin is awesome & has been around for a while with her big...

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Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., AdvCD(DONA), LCCE

Shout Out to the Postpartum Doulas!

Before I'd ever heard of a postpartum doula, I had a baby. Now, the general consensus is that it's hard work and that having someone to help you is a great thing. That's where my thrill at an insurance benefit came in. My insurance actually covered eight hours of...

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An Iron Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash
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