Last Monday, I got the call from Marisa in the early hours of the morning to let me know that she was in labor. I could tell from her voice that she meant business! I got there shortly after her labor support team, which included her amazing midwife. When I walked in, the room was silent. Marisa was laboring in the pool with the support of her husband, handling her contractions like a rock star. After a while, her midwife suggested a change of positions to get things moving,
Krista and Matt are a really cool couple who moved here to Charlotte from Pennsylvania. Krista is an artist and Matt works for Nascar as part of the pit crew. They just welcomed their first sweet baby on Thursday, March 16th at 12:31 am. He was 8 lbs, 4 oz and they named him Maklin to combine their first initials (M & K). Krista was planning on a water birth at Baby + Company, the awesome birthing center here in Charlotte. She texted me at 2am on Tuesday morning to tell me th
I met Madison last month when I took her maternity photos at Freedom Park. We had so much fun running around taking pictures, in spite of the fact that it was freezing cold! Her ADORABLE baby Liliana arrived on March 4th at 2:53 p.m., weighing 7lbs, 4oz. I had the pleasure of meeting her and taking her newborn photos this afternoon. She is seriously such a cutie!!
While doulas are becoming more commonly used to assist with births today, there are still many people who have never heard of doulas or do not really understand what they do. On the Frequently Asked Questions page of my website, I give a brief overview of the importance of a doula and the scope of her duties. This post will elaborate further on exactly what a doula does and why it is so important to have one. A doula is a trained labor support person. This definition is inten