What do I do if my water breaks?
What do I do if my husband is deployed?
All over the United States I work with so many families, here in my own hometown there are so many military families. What I find is the best support for military wives that are having a baby is training a close friend or family member to be your birth partner. I teach a class called Doula It Yourself, which is very helpful in these situations. Also hiring a Doula for support can be very helpful as well. The military hospital here in San Antonio offers Skype in the room so dad can be there to support the best he can. Keep in mind it is very important to pick a Doula that is neutral with their opinions on birth or shares your same value system. I really appreciate all the men and women serving our country and I would be glad to help you.
What do I do if I have trouble breastfeeding?
How do I get support as a single mother?
Do you recommend breastfeeding?
Yes, because it is so good for mom and baby.
Do you feel fathers have a role in breastfeeding?
Absolutely! This is a great time for dads to bond with their baby and their partner.
Do babies like to be swaddled?
Although some babies may not like it at all or as much as others, a majority of babies do tend to sleep better being swaddled.
Is a Doula a birth coach?
A Doula is a birth servant. The Doula should serve the needs of the family in the capacity that they have agreed upon.
Do you prefer OBGYN's or midwifes?
Yes! I prefer them both because it’s up to the new parents to choose what they are comfortable with.
What can I do to avoid tearing?
Perineal massage and exploring other types of pushing (besides directed) are things you should discuss with your care provider.