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 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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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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Keys to Newborn Care

Face Your Summit With A Doula As Your Guide

Feeling a bit lost in your pregnancy and postpartum with a newborn? Learn how doulas help you prepare for birth by demystifying birth itself, helping you build the mental fortitude to face and overcome your fears, and guiding you through the options when you aren’t sure what to do (or if your goal is even possible). Whether you are early or late in your pregnancy, striving for a VBAC, have a high-risk pregnancy, or struggling with keeping up with a newborn…let our birth and postpartum doulas be your guide.

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Keys to Pregnancy

Is it Safe to Color Your Hair During Pregnancy?

The question on whether it’s safe to color your hair during pregnancy or while breastfeeding comes up often, especially when it’s time to touch up your summer highlights. The short answer is…yes! We consulted with expert hairstylist Beverly Hale of Frederick’s Hairdesign…

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Keys to Newborn Care

Paternal Mental Health Support for Expecting and New Dads is a “Thing”

When you read most articles around perinatal mood disorders and postpartum mental health, the focus is primarily around the expecting or new mother. Without a doubt, maternal mental health is very important. But what about expecting and new fathers? Often times, they are left out of the equation and don’t know where to turn to for help (either for themselves or how to help their partners). Postpartum Support International (PSI) has online resources geared specifically for fathers…

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Keys to Parenting

Protecting Your Baby from the Sun

Summers in North Carolina can be brutal with the relentless sun and oppressive heat. With hotter weather being a constant throughout this Spring, many parents are already asking about what type of sun protection is recommended for babies. Read on for some of our top recommendations on how to keep babies and young children safe from the sun this summer…

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Keys to Local Resources

Tips on Building Your Mommy Village

Much like the proverb of “It takes a village to raise a child,” I often times tell moms that “it takes a village to raise a mom.” Finding other moms to connect with, relate to and develop a mutual support system has been coined as “building your mommy village.”

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