Meet your doulas: Kristi Reed

  My passion for birth work came from my birth experience with my three children. I chose to have unassisted / unmedicated births at Birth Care's birth center. The strength I drew from my own births made me passionate to educate others so they could find their own strength.  There seemes to be a lot of fear behind birth and I wanted to know why. I want to change this naritive.  I decided to become a doula so I could...Read More

The Reverse Cinderella

Baby focused instead of Parent focused There is so much attention prenatally on a new baby coming. Parents are blessed with baby showers. There are regular classes and checkups to attend. Everyone is asking how they feel during their pregnancy and inquiring about their plans for birth. During the postpartum phase, visitors are often focused on meeting and holding the new baby. Neglecting that the new parents may have needs. Lack of support After birth, parents are sent home from...Read More

What is a Postpartum Doula anyway?

The 4th trimester is described as the first three months after your baby is born. Some even call it a babymoon! Your postpartum doula wants to help you adjust and enjoy this new period of motherhood. They are here to support you by helping you create a peaceful and nurturing postpartum. Baby Care - Not only can your postpartum doula answer all of your baby care questions, but they can help you understand your babies cues and nuances. They can care for...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
Multiples

Bringing Home Multiples

Becoming pregnant is awesome, but sometimes our bodies surprise us! We are capable of creating not just one baby but sometimes two, three, or even more at the same time! Having more than one baby can pose challenges you may not have considered. Lancaster Doulas LLC has worked with many sets of multiples and we have found a few things can make the transition easier. Here are some suggestions that our doulas have found to be the most helpful: Create...Read More

Exhasuted? We’ve got you covered!

Let us face it. No one likes to be awakened in the middle of the night, because sleep is an integral part of our biological make-up. We enjoy it, and our bodies need it. As a parent with a new baby, you invest all your time and energy into your tiny little human. Parenthood is extremely rewarding, but it is exhausting, too. Throughout your entire pregnancy, people constantly told you that you would get very little sleep once the baby arrived....Read More