Benefits and Risks of An Epidural

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The amount of options available to families during the labor and delivery process is phenomenal. Now, more than ever, you have the ability to really delve into how you hope to see this process unfolding and have access to various options when it comes to how you have your baby. Do I want an epidural? What are the benefits and …

Packing Your Hospital Bag | Labor & Delivery

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Packing your hospital bag is such a fun and essential thing to do as an expectant parent. But it can also be confusing. Here are some simple suggestions of must-haves to make this task more manageable and practical for your hospital stay after having your new baby. For the birthing person: Sports bras – Some women prefer to labor in …

The Hampton Roads Doulas Difference

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We’re proud to set a different standard when it come to the support you choose for your birth.  We know you want the best, and we’re proud to offer that. Team Work We hold ourselves to a higher standard than just having available back-up. Welcome to our doula teams! You will have a team of two doulas throughout your pregnancy to …

Changes to Labor and Delivery Unit at Riverside Regional Medical Center

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On Wednesday May 11, 2016, administration unveiled their brand new labor and delivery unit at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA. It was a long-awaited event for the Peninsula birth community. Hampton Roads Doulas was proud to be personally invited as a company to attend this momentous occasion. We were honored to hear the Riverside administration speak about their …

Doula Support During A Cesarean Birth

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We support birth. All births. Plain and simple. Many people ask, “what does doula support look like during a cesarean birth?” or “will my doula support my cesarean birth?” They may wonder because they had a cesarean with a previous baby and they need or want to have one again. Or maybe they would prefer things happening in a more controlled …

Questions to Ask a Doula

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So you’ve considered hiring a doula but are asking yourself what questions to ask a doula? The following are some suggestions of questions you can ask a doula when you meet with them. What’s Included? You’ll want to find out exactly what is included in their services. Each business has various packages.  Hampton Roads Doulas specifically offers five main services: …

Making Memories at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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So what does a doula do when they are off call, you ask? Well, thanks to our doula teams, I get to enjoy some family time each week while Lacey holds down our client-supporting fort! One of the things that my wife, Jessica, and I love to do with our kids is go to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. We first took our …

How Do I Hire A Doula?

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You’ve read the birth stories that included one. Your best friend told you how awesome her doula was. Your care provider referred you. Or, you simply read some research that told you the benefits of doulas support. Now what? How do you hire a doula? The way to go about hiring a birth doula with Hampton Roads Doulas is quite …

The Place of In Between

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I have the best job in the world. For some, it may be up for debate, but for me, I’m as sure as ever. This thing I get to call a career is inexplicably rewarding; the truest form of passion. For years I settled for jobs that worked for the time being. And they were fine. And I enjoyed them, …

Your Doula Team

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Here is the reality of doula work. Things happen. Meaning, your doula could have another client go into labor just before you do. Or the road just outside her house is completely shut down due to a major accident and she can’t leave her driveway. Or she wakes up one day with a contagious illness, completely preventing her from being …