In most circles, a doula is almost synonymous with an all-natural, vaginal birth. It’s true, doulas do help tremendously with vaginal births and you may even see doulas use the following statistic to sell their services (guilty!): "Women who hired a doula saw a decrease in cesarean births*." BUT, did you know that a doula can be just as beneficial for a cesarean birth?
August 1-7, 2018 is World Breastfeeding Week and August is National Breastfeeding month so I figured I'd do a series of blog posts about my breastfeeding journey with my son.
If you've read my other posts, you know I have a son named Kitt who was born in September 2016 via cesarean. Prior to becoming pregnant with him, I really never thought twice about breastfeeding. Like many Americans, I was only used to seeing babies being bottle fed. I'd never known anyone who breastfed.
Allesanda received her Bachelors in Behavioral Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December 2013. She now lives in North Texas with her husband and children. As a doula and educator of infant sleep and eco-friendly living, she blogs about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting.