Doula Digest Birth and Breastfeeding: What’s the Connection?

By Naomi Starsiak Breastfeeding, what could be more natural? But there is so much more that goes into the process than, “open mouth, insert nipple”. The way we labor and give birth can have a...

Doula Digest: Time for PROM

By: Naomi Starsiak, I have a YouTube playlist that is filled with clips from movies and TV shows that I call “Bad Births”. In several of these videos, you see a pregnant woman going about her...

Doula Digest: Sympathy for the Pubis

By Naomi Starsiak Here's the thing about pregnancy, it changes your body and puts all kind of pressure on systems that may not be ready to handle it. I've had so many clients ask about,...

Doula Digest: There’s No Place Like Home

By: Naomi Starsiak As I’m writing this, Central New York is having its first big snow of the winter. Piles of fat, fluffy snowflakes have covered everything and all I want to do is curl...

Doula Digest; Know the Terms-Part 3

By Naomi Starsiak When a mother nears her due date her doctor will usually initiate a conversation about what to do if labor does not start on its own. Generally, that conversation consists of the...

Let Sleeping Babies Lie By Naomi Starsiak

There is a certain amount of irony that comes up in conversation with my clients or any parent once they find out I’m a doula. These women have no qualms about asking questions or...

Doula Digest:Why The Big Delay?

By Naomi Starsiak Most everyone knows the steps that are taken starting at the moment when a baby is finally born; first the head comes out, then the rest of the body, the doctor clamps...

Doula Digest: Intervention Needed?

By: Naomi Starsiak: A word that comes up often, in regards to child birth, is “intervention”; which is a general term for several different things. An intervention is anything that changes the natural course of...
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