The Truth About Being a New Parent

One of the first things we have to tell you as Tampa professional doulas is that we know that the main thing that brings new parents joy is….when their baby poops! Trust us, it’s a thing: you will never be so happy to see poop than when a new parent.  Parenting comes with some challenges…

Birth Center Vs. Hospital | Things You Should Consider

A birthing center is a free standing healthcare facility, often staffed by nurse midwives and midwives for people in labor, who may be assisted by doulas and coaches. Birth centers provide a home-like, non-medical setting for pregnancy, labor, and birth. The midwives monitor the labor and well-being of the mother and fetus during birth. We are…

Trying to Conceive? 5 Checklist Items For Before You Get Pregnant

You and your partner have had the talk, and decided it is time. How exciting!  Pregnancy is a joyous event in one’s life that also comes with a lot of questions and worries about the unknown. We are here to help!  Before you start trying to conceive (TTC), here are some top tips to check…

What is Mastitis and How You Can Prevent It

We are kicking off Breastfeeding Month and all sorts of festivities surrounding breastfeeding that will occur in August with some information on one area of concern that many have: mastitis.  Benefits of Breast / Chestfeeding  First, let’s chat about some of the benefits of breastfeeding / chestfeeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  recommends exclusively…

What to pack in your Hospital Bag

Your estimated due date is approaching, and you have checked off all the things on your to-do list. You finished the nursery or baby nook in your bedroom, you have completed childbirth education class, and you have even hired a doula for your birth team! Now it’s time to pack your hospital bag. We get…

How To: 5 Breastfeeding Tips and Tricks for New Moms with Newborns

Planning to breastfeed? We are here to help. One Love Doula Services is equipped with over 20 years combined of professional lactation support experience and personal breastfeeding experience. We know our stuff! Breastfeeding counseling in Tampa by one of our doulas or though virtual doulas is a great way to get you the guidance you need….

What To Know About A VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

There are so many questions one can have when it comes to a VBAC. Is it common? How can you prepare? Where can you find the right information? No worries – here at One Love Doula in Tampa, we have put together the following list of resources and tips for you to learn about vaginal births after a…

Birth Planning & Comfort Measures Workshop

One Love Doula Services aims to provide the coping skills and knowledge to ease the stress and anxiety of labor with our Birth Planning & Comfort Measures Workshop. Studies show that being educated and well prepared for birth results in a lower stress environment for everyone involved, including your baby as he/she makes the journey…

Birth Planning: Why and How to Write A Birth Plan + Ideas

Your birth is quickly approaching. We speak to many new and second time parents who ask for advice and suggestions on how to best communicate their birth wishes to their provider. This is best achieved through writing a birth plan! But maybe you don’t even know what your birth wishes are and what to expect?…

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