Why a Free or Low Cost Doula is Not Your Best Choice

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KSDS is committed to supporting families the best way we can. And the best way we can do that is to ensure that our doulas are paid appropriately for their services. This ensures our doulas can be fully present with our clients without worrying about how they are going to pay […]

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 […]

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 […]

#Meditate on this

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In January 2016, there was an announcement that The US Preventative Task Force is recommending routine screening during pregnancy for depression. This is great news since 1 in 7 women will experience a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. It’s important to ask questions about this and raise awareness so that women know there is help […]

Parents of infants are choosing sleep!

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Everyone likes to poke fun at you while you are pregnant, telling you that once your child is born, you can forget about sleep. What is so funny about that? And how can we prove them wrong? With overnight postpartum care – that’s how! Did you know that once upon a time – a long, […]

Sex after childbirth – How Mama got her groove back

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Does the idea of having sex after giving birth scare you? Are you worried about how it will feel? Don’t worry, this is a completely normal concern. I’ll assure you that our bodies are made to bounce back from childbirth. Female organs are an amazing thing! Let’s look at logistics. […]

Go For The Gold Giveaway

Keystone State Doula Services LLC opens it’s virtual doors today. We are so excited about our launch. In honor of all the amazing support we are receiving from our community, we wanted to give you an opportunity to do something wonderful for yourself.   Here is what’s included: Rice and […]

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 […]