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What It’s Like to be a Doula

Become a doula in Kansas

“That must be such a fun job!”…..”You’re so lucky to get to hold babies all day.”…..”A doula, is that like a midwife?” Even as doulas, sometimes it is hard to describe what we do. Actually being a doula has very little to do with holding babies and everything to do with supporting the parents of these babies. Here’s what its like to be a doula… Being a doula means being willing to drop everything and fully focus on someone else in their moment. It…

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Being Induced? How to Know and Understand Your Bishop Score

Bishop Score

Congratulations! You’re nearing the end of your pregnancy and birth is in sight. If an induced labor is on your birth plan, you’ll want to have an idea what your Bishop Score is before labor begins. Your doctor or midwife has likely been assessing your score over the last couple of weeks. He/she will be more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have surrounding anything mentioned here. What is it? The Bishop score, developed by Dr. Edward…

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What are the Breastfeeding Laws in Kansas?

What rights do you have as a breastfeeding mom in Kansas? Congratulations on your new baby! Odds are you are one of the 77% of Kansas moms that has ever breastfed a baby. While breastfeeding your baby might feel like a natural thing to you, it is important to know your rights regarding breastfeeding and pumping for your baby. Here at Mid Kansas Doula Services we encourage families to make the best decisions for themselves and their families. If nursing your…

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Who is the Photographer Behind this Photo?

Chances are, you’ve seen this photo floating around the internet over the last few weeks Chosen as one of the best birth photos of 2015 from the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers contest. This picture has not only gained a lot of attention over the past few weeks but it has sparked quite a bit of emotion about birth. We will eventually share the story behind the photo. Today however, we want to tell you about the photographer behind this…

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