Meet your doulas: Rebecca Mohr

Rebecca is a Postpartum Doula and aspiring Child and Adolescent Behavioral Counselor. She has a past career in nursing but is currently getting an education in the social work field. Rebecca has a passion for working with newborns and children, and loves helping new mothers find their niche. She believes in the beauty and serenity of childbirth and thrives on the use of holistic practices. Rebecca is a firm believer in the use of aromatherapy, massage, and meditation during the...Read More

Meet Your Doulas: Jenny Buckman

Meet Jenny Buckman Jenny joined Lancaster Doulas in 2016 and has given loving and compassionate support to all the clients she has served. She is a strong and steady presence who can offer gentle guidance through all stages of pregnancy and postpartum.         It Starts With Passion: Jenny has always been around children. As a teen she babysat for families in her community. As she grew into a young woman she completed collage with the intent to...Read More

Meet Your Doulas: Holly Yeager

Holly has been a doula since 2009. She believes in creating a healthy emotional experience for all of her clients. "Because childbirth is one of the most profound things we can go through as parents, I believe that having the very best care is paramount." Holly is trained and certified as a Birth Doula through both DONA and ProDoula. She is also trained and certified as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through IPPA and ProDoula. She holds her Postpartum Doula and...Read More

A breakdown of ACOG’s new recommendations

Recently ACOG (The American college of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) released a committee opinion report titled "Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth". This new report has a list of steps that care providers can implement to create a safer and more satisfying birth experience.  ACOG has had a long standing stance on the benefit of doula support and it is great to see that on the list. Here is the breakdown of the new recommendations: Continuous Support During Labor: Doulas –...Read More

The Hottest Summer Names For Your Warm Weather Baby

Arroe - A fun alternate spelling of arrow that reminds us of summers spent at camp. Strong and flexible, she (or HE) is destined to lead the way for their peers. Arroe is fearless. She will forge her own path and never look back Lucas - Lucas means "light". What a perfect name for a baby born during the sunniest part of the year. Lucas has been steadily growing in popularity and it is easy to see why; classic with...Read More

Tricks For How To Eat Less Treats This Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We have so much fun dressing up every year and visiting our neighbors. It is all my kids have been able to talk about for over a month. Many parents though don't want their kids snacking on the enormous amounts of candy that comes with the holiday. So how can you still enjoy the fun of Halloween without the candy fueled high that comes with it? Here are a few suggestions that can...Read More

A quiet April morning

  It's a chilly April morning. The sun is just starting to rise over the horizon. Silence. Then a low moan. Another contraction hits and Sarah instinctively knows what to do.  She grabs John around the neck and drops into a deep squat, rocking and moaning until the contraction passes. I look at my watch. I have been here only two hours. Sarah had called me the night before to let me know that her Braxton Hicks contractions were getting...Read More

Help ! I want a doula but cannot afford one !

Photo Captured at Hershey Hospital   Hiring a doula is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself. The expertise and compassion she brings to your birth is worth its weight in gold. With a price tag of $800- $2,000,a doula can fit into even tight budgets. Sometimes you just need to get creative. Cut down on unnecessary baby gear: There are some baby items that you absolutely need, like a car seat. But you do not need...Read More