Doula Support - Houston Central Doulas
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Meet Kelley Ellis

What services do you provide? I am a birth doula, and I love my job.  No matter how you choose to have your baby, I care that you are supported, well informed, and empowered in your choices. What certifications do you have? I don't (yet!)…
Houston Central Doulas
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Meet Moriah Burke

Meet Moriah Burke What services do you provide?  I’m a birth doula matchmaker. Before I launched and started managing Houston Central Doulas, I was the birth doula for all of the clients. Now I’m delighted to have a wonderful birth…
Sleep
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ZZZzss - Sleeping In Labor

Go to sleep in labor. Yes, to sleep. You heard me right. Sleep is a powerful natural labor pain management technique. Why? When you are asleep, or even just consciously making the choice to rest, you let go. When we are awake, we are focused…
losing control
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Having An Authentic And Informed Birth

Yielding In Labor The way a mother feels after giving birth is important. Does she feel that she was safe? Did she feel like she was losing control, or completely in control? Did everyone respect her, and her wishes? Was she informed of what…
labor and postpartum recovery
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From Water Breaking To The First Postpartum Poop

There Are Parts Of Labor And Postpartum Recovery That Aren't Talked About Enough We're going to talk about some of the things that aren't commonly talked about regarding labor and postpartum recovery. The truth is that labor is a marathon of…
Heat As A Comfort Measure For Labor
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Heat As A Comfort Measure For Labor

Using Warmth As A Comfort Measure For Labor Warmth, or heat,  can be such a useful tool during labor, but is often a tool that must be packed or prepared ahead of time.     Options For Heat During Labor Options for…
Visualization
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Visualization In Birth

Visualization As A Tool For Labor Visualization is a useful tool that can be used during labor while you are working hard to meet your baby. The act of visualization means holding an image of something in your mind that is used to bring you…
Houston Central Doulas
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Virtual Postpartum Support Group

  This week, we've connected with Kathryn Tipton, licensed counselor at Houston Center For Valued Living and guest blog author today. We were excited when she reached out to us to let us know about her services. We're especially excited…
feeding your baby
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Feeding My Baby Is So Boring

Feeding Your Baby Sucks Sometimes Sometimes, feeding your baby sucks. What? Can I really say that aloud? Yes, I can. And you can, too. I won't judge you if you feel this way. Common Infant Feeding Methods When your baby is a newborn, you…