Doula Agencies and Intimacy – Our Heart Centered Approach

doula agencies and intimacy

Some families shy away from the idea of a doula agency with the idea that it’s “too big” and that there will be a loss of intimacy with the agency approach. While we can’t guarantee intimacy with the approach from all agencies, we can tell you how Keystone State Doula […]

I Wish I Would Have Hired a Doula

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I can’t tell you how many times we hear folks say AFTER they have given birth “I wish I would have hired a doula”. It breaks our hearts every single time. We felt this was such an important perspective to share. So when someone recently said these words to us, again, and […]

When Things Fall Apart

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Becoming a new parent or welcoming a new little bundle of joy home is such an amazing and joyous privilege. It’s also something that many people may not want to admit. It’s a crisis. A beautiful, chaotic, wondrous, hits-you-like-a-ton-of-bricks crisis. All of a sudden time seems to stop and fly […]

Baby’s First Social Post

baby's first social media post

Hello World! This is my very first post in this thing called social media. I am so very new to this world. I am very excited to meet everyone, and from what I hear, everyone is also very excited to meet me. I’ve been in the womb for 9 months […]

Shining Light on Maternal Mental Health Illnesses

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Maternal Mental Health is the emotional and mental state of an expecting or new mother. Perinatal Mood Disorders affect 1 in 7 mothers. Many people have heard the term postpartum depression. That is just one of many illnesses that could affect a pregnant or newly postpartum mother. Perinatal Mood Disorders […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Breastfeeding

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Many families today are choosing to breastfeed their tiny wonders. It’s all the rage. There is a lot of science supporting it. There are people everywhere working to normalize breastfeeding. It’s considered “normal” and “natural”. With something so natural, people assume it’s going to be easy. So what happens when […]

Postpartum Doulas Are For Happy People Too!

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Let’s talk about the word POSTPARTUM. Postpartum is an adjective. It defines the period of time following childbirth. The word postpartum does NOT define anyone’s mood or well being. So a postpartum doula, supports families during their postpartum period, again, the period of time following childbirth. Now let’s talk about postpartum […]