Central Carolina Doula Blog

Unlock your experience for an empowering and confident birth and postpartum journey with our free learning resources. Navigate the key categories around pregnancy, preparing for baby, parenting, postpartum recovery, and other resources. 

Keys to Parenting

Local and National Perinatal Mental Health Resources

Do you know where to turn if you or your loved one is struggling with their mental health during pregnancy or postpartum? You do not have to suffer in silence alone. Learn about local and national resources available to connect you with the help you need today. 

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Brittany Kai, expert in maternal mental health
Keys to Parenting

Maternal Mental Health Spotlight

Brittany Kai, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and mother of five, shares how her personal journey with perinatal mental health issues led her to specialize in Reproductive and Maternal Mental Health. 

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Keys to Postpartum Recovery

Cesarean Awareness Month: Jaci’s Story

In The United States, 1 in 3 babies are born via cesarean section delivery. The reason for cesarean births can vary due to pregnancy complications, medical conditions, elective choice, or a result following a trial of labor. No matter what the reason, we want to bring visibility to those who have experienced cesarean birth in recognition of April being Cesarean Awareness Month.

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Keys to Postpartum Recovery

VBAC Story: Interview with Ashlee

In 2021, approximately 32% of all live births in the United States were cesarean section deliveries (this includes first-time and repeat cesareans). The rate of first-time cesarean section deliveries for women was 22%. After experiencing a cesarean delivery, 87% of women plan to deliver their next baby via repeat cesarean section while the other 13% plan for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)..

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Keys to Newborn Care

The Keys to Choosing a Great Pediatrician

When looking for a pediatrician, it’s important to find one that respects your parenting preferences and is current with evidence-based research. Here are some tips to consider when determining if a pediatrician is a good fit for you and our top picks we recommend to the families we support.

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Keys to Pregnancy

The Key of Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

One of the keys to managing discomfort throughout your pregnancy and preparing for your labor can be found in chiropractic care. This does not come as a big surprise to those who already take advantage of the benefits of chiropractic adjustments. But for those who have never seen a chiropractor before, the thought of seeing one for the first time while pregnant can sometimes be met with hesitation. We understand this and that’s exactly why we recommend that you understand the why, when and who to trust to provide this care.

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birth during covid-19
Keys to Pregnancy

Preparing for Birth during COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic is causing many expectant families to have to switch gears in preparing for birth. Here’s the latest information on what to expect when you go into labor within the next few weeks and resources available for you to prepare now.

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