The Benefits of Having a Doula Around for a C-Section, Robin Elise Weiss, PhD

A doula is trained to help women and their families while giving birth, whether vaginally or by cesarean. The cesarean surgery rate in the United States alone is at just under 33 percent. This means that nearly one in three women will give birth via major surgery. This surgery may be planned in advance or may be […]

How Much Do Doulas Cost? Just how much should you spend for doula services? Learn how much a doula costs, what that price includes, and how to budget for it. By Dina Roth Port

Having someone attending to your every need during labor and delivery and after the baby arrives home sounds awesome, but will hiring a doula break the bank? Not necessarily. It’s a matter of doing your homework and finding the doula who’s not only right for you but will also fit in your budget. Here’s a […]

How to Avoid a C-Section (Or at Least to Try) – Dr. Harvey Karp’s Tips –

Want to learn how to avoid a C-section? Dr. Harvey Karp shares advice on reducing your risk of having a cesarean delivery. Many pregnant moms hope to deliver vaginally and seek advice on how to avoid a C-section. However, as new parents often come to learn, things don’t always go as planned. Even if you’re planning […]