Photo Credit: Jessica Ervin; A Mother’s Pace Birth Services Cover photo: Lauren Jolly Photography Written by Susanna Younts. This was written in collaboration with Susanna’s husband, Garrett. Garrett is not a trained birth worker and his input is based solely on his experience working with a doula. Thank you for sharing your experience, Garrett! “Doulas […]

January 22, 2018

Doulas Are For Dads

Photo Credit: Lauren Jolly Photography written by Chelsea Tate It’s no secret that most parents will – at some point – struggle with establishing a bedtime routine. Putting the kids to bed doesn’t have to be as difficult of a task as it is for some families! Bedtime should come as a peaceful ending to […]

January 16, 2018

Establishing a Bedtime Routine

written by Whitney Combs Do doulas support medicated births?   It’s one of the most common questions asked when you first meet someone. I’m sure everyone has answered it. “What do you do for a living?” For doulas, there is actually a pretty common response when we tell people what we do.  “Oh, I need […]

December 14, 2017

Doulas and Epidurals

written by Sarah Gurstelle Have you ever experienced periods of acute or chronic depression? Do you usually skim over the remainder of an article that asks you that question, because you haven’t? Please don’t skim this one. I am speaking directly to you, the person who has experienced sadness but can’t relate to stories of […]

December 4, 2017

Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

We are so excited to announce the launch of our newest class curriculum – VBAC Education! There is a growing need in our community for education on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean  and scheduled Repeat Cesarean Section. To learn more about the course and if this class would be beneficial to you, just keep reading! The […]

November 7, 2017

VBAC Education Class

Written by Ashleigh Beaver Keeping a healthy amount of milk supply can be a challenge for some women. I myself had a harder time producing enough milk to keep my little one full. Lactation cookies really helped double my milk supply and ease that worry. They became a a bit expensive so I decided to […]

November 2, 2017

Fall Lactation Cookie + Smoothie Recipe

  Congratulations! You have a baby on the way! By now, you certainly have a doctor or midwife. You probably know if you want to deliver in a hospital, a birth center, or at home. Have you interviewed doulas? Will you encapsulate your placenta? Wait! What about the nursery? Have you picked your color schemes? […]

October 20, 2017

Are You Ready For Baby? – Baby Proofing

Lauren Jolly of Lauren Jolly Photography is an incredibly talented birth photographer who serves the Piedmont Triad, Charlotte and surrounding areas. We have worked with Lauren on numerous occasions and have witnessed her talent in person. When she agreed to guest blog for us, we knew the community would be just as impressed by her […]

October 5, 2017

Birth Photography – Is it For Me?

I am grateful again to be writing for La Bella Birth and Baby about some very special and unique services that I offer to women for fertility, pregnancy and motherhood. My name is Dawn Leonard and I own Sacred Rhythms where I offer birth and fertility doula, yoga and reiki/ceremony. In the last post I […]

September 21, 2017

What Does Reiki Have To Do With Birth?

The birth community in North Carolina is growing. The term “doula” is becoming more well-known. People in our area are starting to realize that they have options. We are thrilled that Nicole Hunter has decided to join our team and help us continue educating women and families about their birth choices! She is going to […]

September 20, 2017

Our Newest Team Member – Meet Nicole

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