Here’s a short list of the things I see people actually use at the hospital. … Continue reading What to bring to the hospital for labor →
Every Thursday, I call my local hospitals (Beacon Memorial in South Bend; St. Joe in Mishawaka; and Elkhart General in Elkhart) and check in on the hospital policies. In the upheaval of the pandemic, I want to make sure I know the latest info and I have what I need in order to practice at… Continue reading How to get updates on local covid-19 hospital policies regarding doulas →
Did you know that the same weird thing in your body can 1) make periods painful, 2) help cure newborns of certain kinds of heart disease, and 3) make a uterus contract?
Welcome to the confusing and impressive world of prostaglandins. Check out this article to learn more!… Continue reading Terms Explained: what are prostaglandins? →
Building community – and rebuilding it when trucks drive through your walls: an interview with the doula behind The Mother Well
In which I mostly interview Victoria – about her work as a doula, the resources for parents she’s created at Mother Well Doula, her secret life as a young adult fiction writer, and her advice for being a mom and a small business owner –, and then, for a few minutes at the end, we have a back-and-forth conversation about doulas and privacy. … Continue reading Building community – and rebuilding it when trucks drive through your walls: an interview with the doula behind The Mother Well →
Planning to have a baby in Elkhart, Indiana? Here’s some info about a local birthing location option: Elkhart General Hospital. … Continue reading Local Birthing Location Options: Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, IN →
If you’re like me, you might be showing up blurry-eyed and exhausted to your newborn’s countless doctor appointments, just hoping you remembered to wear pants. Keeping track of what vaccines the pediatrician will ask you about can seem like a nearly impossible task.
Now, you don’t have to. I made a handy list for you here. … Continue reading CDC-recommended routine vaccinations from birth to age 18 →
In case you missed it, here are the top blog post hits from Abby the Sociologist Doula so far this year. … Continue reading ICYMI: Most popular blog posts of the first half of 2021 →
Here is some information about experiencing a stillbirth at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana. This information came from my personal correspondence with hospital representatives and was last updated June 2021.… Continue reading Saying goodbye at St. Joe (Mishawaka, IN): what to expect when baby is born still →
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