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Birth Recovery

Doula Help in the Hospital

Postpartum Doula Help in the Hospital

One of the different ways that families can use postpartum doula support from Buddha Belly is while still in the hospital, before discharge. Here are a couple of scenarios where we have provided help in the hospital as postpartum doulas. After a cesarean birth. Recovering from this major surgery can be very difficult, especially when caring…

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Overnight Care after Baby

Overnight Newborn Care

Did you know that Buddha Belly postpartum doulas can work overnight in your house? It’s true! If you’re like most of our clients, sleep is VERY important. You’ve just given birth and your body has been put through the ringer. You’re breastfeeding your baby and together learning this new skill. You’re learning your baby’s noise,…

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I Wish I Had a Postpartum Doula When…

Postpartum Doula support

Postpartum doulas can help new parents in a number of ways. Their job includes being an assistant, a friend, a consultant, a confidante and so much more. Parents need support during this major transition in their life when a new little human is relying on them for everything day and night. We asked a few…

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Chiropractic Care Postpartum

Chiropractic care during the postpartum phase

Our guest blogger for today’s post is Dr. Shannon Whitlock of Happy Healthy Spine in St. Petersburg. In addition to receiving chiropractic care during pregnancy, many families continue with chiropractic care even after birth. Dr. Whitlock provides great insight into the benefits below. Let us know if you are looking for a recommendation for a…

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Birth Doula vs Postpartum Doula: Which One Do I Need Most?

Birth Doula vs Postpartum Doula: Which One Do I Need Most?

This might be a bit shocking to hear from the owner of a doula agency. After all, we hope you’ll hire us to create an heirloom belly cast for you, help you prepare for birth with one of our private classes, support you prenatally and at your baby’s birth as birth doulas, help you recover…

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What is a Postpartum Doula?

What is a postpartum doula?

The idea of having a labor doula support you during labor and birth is growing in popularity. But what is a postpartum doula? What does a postpartum doula do? A postpartum doula is a trained professional support person that can assist you after your baby is born. Her duties may include: providing newborn care expertise,…

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What Are the Risks of Placenta Encapsulation?

placenta encapsulation

You may have read or heard about the benefits of placenta encapsulation- they’ve been documented here, as one example. More and more women are choosing this option to help them feel better faster after birth. Naturally, your next question may be, “What are the risks of placenta encapsulation?” Unfortunately, placentophagy (the scientific word for eating…

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Nanny, Baby Nurse, Babysitter, Postpartum Doula?

Nanny, Babysitter, Baby Nurse, Postpartum Doula?

What are the differences between the services of a nanny, baby nurse, babysitter and a postpartum doula? Nanny: Usually hired to stay or live with a family for a long-term period of time to take care of babies or small children. Occasionally, a nanny will also help with household duties. Nannies work daytime and overnight…

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Recovering after a Cesarean

cesarean recovery

Cesareans are so common these days that we sometimes forget they are major abdominal surgeries. In addition to recovering from this surgery, the mother is also taking care of a brand new baby. It’s a lot to cope with at the same time. Here are some c-section recovery tips from the doulas on our team:…

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The 5 Senses of Placenta Encapsulation

placenta encapsulation

Is there an odor during the placenta encapsulation process? There may be a mild aroma during a brief time while your postpartum placenta specialist is in your home. We steam your placenta, along with lemon and ginger root, for about ten minutes. You may only smell lemon and ginger. You may smell a bit of…

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