By Ashleigh Beaver Epidurals are the most common form of pain medication used during labor. According to the CDC, approximately 61% of women get an epidural during labor in the US. One of the most popular questions that we get as doulas is the curiosity surrounding epidurals. Are they worth it? Do they always work […]

January 29, 2019

What To Expect When Getting An Epidural

Photo by Lauren Jolly Photography   WHAT SHOULD I PACK IN MY BIRTH BAG? You’ve hired your doula, written your birth plan, taken a class, and decorated the nursery. You’re ready to have a baby! As your due date nears, you start thinking about what essentials you need to take with you on that big […]

September 17, 2018

What Should I Pack In My Birth Bag?

photo by Lauren Jolly Photography For many parents, a baby shower is one of the most anticipated parts of pregnancy – besides the birth, of course! It’s fun, you get to eat and drink tons of good food, see your friends, and open cute little baby gifts. However, what’s the best timeline to use when […]

August 23, 2018

How To Plan An Awesome Baby Shower

Did you know that La Bella Birth and Baby has a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician on staff? Our doula, Michaela Fink, has undergone extensive training to provide area families with important safety information about car seats! She has put together a few helpful tips about how to keep your children as safe as possible. […]

April 5, 2018

Top 10 Tips for Car Seat Safety

La Bella Birth and Baby is so excited to tell you all about BirthTUBE and the amazing things that Paige LoPinto (BirthTUBE Founder) is doing! We had the pleasure of having a “virtual coffee date” with Paige last week to talk about all things doula related. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing group […]

March 30, 2018

BirthTUBE – Streaming Birth Live

  The job of a doula is HARD and not for the faint of heart. The unpredictable and long hours, endless reading and researching, not to mention the back office demands of running an agency are demanding to say the least. Not only is the work itself difficult, but owning a doula business is usually […]

March 5, 2018

How To Become A Doula

Miscarriage and baby loss: it’s a sad topic and always tough to talk about. However, with 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in loss and with 1 out of 60 births ending in stillbirth or neonatal death, either you or someone you know has experienced this situation and carry it along throughout life. This means it’s […]

February 26, 2018

When A Friend Loses A Baby

La Bella Birth and Baby is thrilled to welcome Spencer Lanning to our team! Spencer was a previous client of ours and our friendship with her has grown into a beautiful collaboration. We know that having her on our team is going to create so many opportunities for us to further reach women and families […]

February 14, 2018

Our Newest Team Member – Meet Spencer

  You love to celebrate holidays and special occasions as a family, but don’t let your Valentine’s Day fun fizzle out just because your baby isn’t quite old enough yet to appreciate a dozen roses and a box of chocolates. What are some meaningful ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a baby? Write a Love […]

February 14, 2018

Baby’s First Valentine’s Day Ideas

So you think you may have found a great doula to support and enhance your birth experience. You’ve read their website, talked to them on the phone or over email, and scheduled your initial interview.   NOW WHAT?   You’re just a parent, trying to have this baby and do everything right. You’re not used […]

February 6, 2018

Doula Interview Questions

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