Pregnancy Overwhelm? Everything Is Going To Be Alright

Pregnancy and birth are full of beautiful, new experiences; however, we know this time can feel overwhelming to say the least! With Google, thousands of books, and the advice of well-meaning friends and family, it can be difficult to know which way to turn. FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL. One of our favorite phrases…

Planning an Epidural? Here’s How a Doula Can Help.

You may think that a doula is only useful for unmedicated or vaginal births. However, doula support is very valuable in every birth, regardless of where it takes place, or if your labor is unmedicated, medicated, or a cesarean. Often, we are asked, “How can a doula help me if I’m thinking of an epidural,…

Stages of Labor: Spirit & Birth World Combined

Your birth experience is not just what happens in your delivery room – or what your support people are able to see. Your birth experience is often described as an “out of body” or a “spirit and birthing world combined” journey.  There is a thin veil between the spiritual and birthing world. During each phase…

Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Postpartum Planning

As Labor Doulas, we spend most of our time educating and preparing our One Love family members for a positive birth experience. We would not be serving you well if we did not talk about the part that lasts much longer: the postpartum experience.  The postpartum time period is defined as “the first 6 weeks…

Newborn Care: 3 tips for the New Parent

One of the top things we go over with our newly postpartum clients is newborn care! Sometimes it can be a difficult to remember everything our wonderful care team tells us right after babe is born. Here are our top 3 tips based on the most commonly asked questions we get about how to take…

Motherhood Anxiety And Ways To Cope

We are more than halfway through 2020 and we can all admit, it has been a challenging one. How are you all hanging in there? Lately, we have been talking with a lot of other soon to be parents and people that are already parents. A very common and nerve racking topic that has come…

Motherhood and Corona- An Expert discussion Panel

These are worrisome times, and even more so for soon to be and current parents. How does Florida look As of May 15th, 2020 Florida reports over 43,000 cases of Covid-19 and over 1,000 deaths due to this virus. We’ve heard from our pregnant clients about their fears of delivering during these times, and we…

Birth during Covid-19 | How to support the laboring person

There’s no doubt that the times that we are in are difficult and uncertain; especially for those of our One Love family getting ready to give birth. Whether it is for the first time or the fourth time, giving birth right now is different and challenging, to say the least. Most hospitals have made the difficult choice…

Five tips for your C-section recovery

A cesarean (C-section) is a surgical procedure where the baby is delivered via an incision to the lower abdomen & uterus. April is Cesarean Awareness Month and we want to provide some additional support to anyone undergoing a C-section, whether planned or unplanned. Reasons for a C-section Some examples of why a cesarean would be…

Virtual doula support and COVID19

First we want to ask- how are you? We hope that you are taking time for deep breaths and centering yourself with your thoughts, while attempting to calm fears. An excellent relaxation session offered by evidenced based birth can be accessed here. We may not be with you in person but we are still very…

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