Hello Mumē Doula

Hello Mumē Doula

Professionally trained in childbirth, providing emotional, physical, and educational support to new or seasoned expectant parents. As your Doula, my purpose is to help women have a safe, memorable, and empowering birthing experience.

Operating as usual

09/14/2021

Do Black People Feel Pain?

Timeline photos 02/19/2021

Timeline photos

Planning on a hospital birth? Remember this position!!

photo credit @livingbodyworks

#Repost @mountainsunbodyandbirth
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Here in the US the beds in Labor and delivery are like Transformers in how they can be adapted for mom. This is a great position - lovely open hips, mom can rest easily, her sacrum isn’t restricted in any way.
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Did your L&D nurse help change the bed for different positions for you?
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@pittsburghdoula
.......... #knowyouroptions #doula #birth #labor #techniques #parents #mama #papa #baby

These 50 Vintage Maternity Ward Photos Prove That Motherhood Is Timeless 02/18/2021

These 50 Vintage Maternity Ward Photos Prove That Motherhood Is Timeless

These 50 Vintage Maternity Ward Photos Prove That Motherhood Is Timeless Motherhood has changed over the years, but the awe of a new baby and the constant of a mother's love hasn't, and these vintage maternity ward photos prove it.

11/04/2020

We got hood Doulas, Bougie Doulas, Hippie Doulas and Conscious Doulas. Nurse Doulas, Massage Doulas, Midwife Doulas & OB Doulas. Muslim Doulas, Buddhist Doulas, Pagan Doulas, Christian Doulas. Doulas in booty shorts, Doulas in uniforms, Doulas tatted up & Doulas dressed in unicorns.

We got Brown Doulas, Black Doulas, Indigenous Doulas and White Doulas. Plus sized Doulas, Slim Doulas, Disabled Doulas, Trans Doulas. We got Doulas with no kids, Doulas with 10, Doulas who've breastfed and Doulas who bottle feed for the win. We got Doulas all over the globe, Doulas all over the Lou, but what we don't have, is a Doula quite like you!

To our future graduates of Tru's Community Doula training, be you, and don't ever let anyone tell you that you have to look, walk or talk a certain way to be a Doula, we need you, just how you are. Doulas look just like me and you near & afar!

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Registrants of Tru's Community Doula Training, check your email, we've sent you something💜

-Tru Kellman, CPM, CD, CLC
Jamaa’s Executive Director

#JamaaBirthVillage #JamaaDoulas #STLDoulasofColorCollective #TrusCommunityDoulaTraining #DoulasInTheCommunity

How a Caregiver's Trauma Can Impact a Child's Development [Infographic] - NICABM 10/27/2020

How a Caregiver's Trauma Can Impact a Child's Development [Infographic] - NICABM

How a Caregiver's Trauma Can Impact a Child's Development [Infographic] - NICABM When someone experiences trauma, its physical and emotional effects can sometimes impact their children – and this can begin in utero. You see, during times of stress, the body releases cortisol – and as you know, that’s one of the ways our body helps us cope with physically or emotionally dif...

Photos from 4Kira4Moms's post 10/12/2020

Photos from 4Kira4Moms's post

COVID Resource Hub | Every Mother Counts (EMC) | Improving Maternal Health 05/28/2020

COVID Resource Hub | Every Mother Counts (EMC) | Improving Maternal Health

COVID Resource Hub | Every Mother Counts (EMC) | Improving Maternal Health resource bank COVID-19 & Maternal Health a consolidated list of information and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and maternal health. Whether you’re a new mom, ...

Timeline photos 05/01/2020

Timeline photos

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Timeline photos 04/27/2020

Timeline photos

A friendly reminder to all as we embark upon a new week 💕
#villagementality
#allpartswelcome
#diversitymatters

04/25/2020

2020 March for Moms

Pandemic isolation is leading to more postpartum depression, anxiety 04/22/2020

Pandemic isolation is leading to more postpartum depression, anxiety

Pandemic isolation is leading to more postpartum depression, anxiety "Everything that we tell postpartum women to do, like connect to other people, get out of the house, establish a routine, they can’t do that.”

Timeline photos 04/18/2020

We CAN’T let the week end without formerly recognizing that this week as Black Maternal Health Week. Black Maternal Health Week takes place every year from April 11 –17. The month of April, as a whole, is recognized in the United States as National Minority Health Month – a month-long initiative to advance health equity across the country on behalf of all racial and ethnic minorities. **Here’s a photo of this happy new mama back in ‘15. It was just the beginning of my own journey as a Mommy. ❤️😁 #BlackMaternalHealthWeek #BMHW2020 #DoulaLife #HelloMumeDoula #BirthInPower #DONA #ACBE #MaternalHealth | “The data are clear: we have a maternal mortality crisis in the United States, and since childbirth suppresses the immune system of the mother and the newborn, it’s likely the Cornavirus pandemic will make the crisis worse.

No country in the developed world has a higher maternal mortality rate. There were 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987; that number more than doubled to 16.9 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2016. In addition, Black women are now four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women in the United States.

Now take those troubling statistics and think about what’s happening in the Coronavirus era. If pregnant women are experiencing issues like hunger, homelessness, or a lack of access to healthcare, imagine how stay-at-home orders exacerbate those problems.

If women aren’t getting the prenatal care they need, imagine how many visits are being cancelled due to the pandemic. Now, with restrictions on who can be present during a birth, imagine how many fewer advocates moms have at the hospital should something go wrong? We can’t afford for this problem to worsen.” — U.S. Rep. Alma Adams

03/28/2020

Come join us for support THIS SUNDAY! Morning group for postpartum moms. Evening group for toddler moms.
Virtual FREE support groups held by our awesome Hilary Waller Email her [email protected] for link to Zoom.
Our apologies, time is EASTERN TIME ZONE. ♥

Timeline photos 03/25/2020

Happy Hump Day & Day 3 of World Doula Week! 🥳🧚🏾‍♀️🤰🤱🌎💫 “The purpose of World Doula Week (WDW) is to empower Doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum period. The World Doula Week events will take place all over the world during the same week, stating the benefits of the presence of doulas in birth and in the postpartum period:
-Reduces the incidence of c-sections
-May shorten the length of labor
-Reduces epidural and analgesic requests
-Increases breastfeeding initiation and continuation
-Increases mother’s satisfaction of birth experience
-Can reduce the incidence of postpartum mood disorders
-Increases new parents’ confidence in the care of their newborn” —worlddoulaweek.com | #MaternalHealth #DoulaLife #HelloMumeDoula #BirthInPower #Doula

03/24/2020

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CDC Data Finds Increasing Rate of Vaginal Birth After C-Section 03/18/2020

CDC Data Finds Increasing Rate of Vaginal Birth After C-Section

CDC Data Finds Increasing Rate of Vaginal Birth After C-Section While the national VBAC rate is increasing, it’s still likely to fall short of the federal government’s 2020 goal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

COVID-19 & Doulas - DONA International Recommendations | DONA International 03/13/2020

COVID-19 & Doulas - DONA International Recommendations | DONA International

COVID-19 & Doulas - DONA International Recommendations | DONA International The 2020 COVID-19 outbreak will affect the birth and postpartum experience for families. DONA International offers these resources for doulas worldwide.

Timeline photos 03/10/2020

Timeline photos

1/ March for Moms is honored to support and to have collaborated on the Black Maternal Health Momnibus, being introduced today by the @BMHCaucus under the leadership of @RepUnderwood and @RepAdams
#BlackMaternalHealthMomnibus
#Momnibus
#SavingMoms
#BlackMaternalHealthCaucus

13 Best Labor and Birthing Positions 03/10/2020

13 Best Labor and Birthing Positions

13 Best Labor and Birthing Positions Learn about the best labor and birthing positions to get baby in the right position for birth and help you stay as comfortable as possible through delivery.

CDC Data Finds Increasing Rate of Vaginal Birth After C-Section 03/09/2020

CDC Data Finds Increasing Rate of Vaginal Birth After C-Section

CDC Data Finds Increasing Rate of Vaginal Birth After C-Section While the national VBAC rate is increasing, it’s still likely to fall short of the federal government’s 2020 goal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CHOICES' new birth center is making history and reviving black midwifery in Memphis 03/06/2020

CHOICES' new birth center is making history and reviving black midwifery in Memphis

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CHOICES' new birth center is making history and reviving black midwifery in Memphis CHOICES' new nonprofit, full-spectrum reproductive health center will be the first of its kind in the country. Its birth center will be a first for Memphis. With their expanded capacity, they hope to help revive a centuries-old tradition—black midwif

Honoring Black Birth Workers of the Past - HealthConnect One 02/29/2020

Honoring Black Birth Workers of the Past - HealthConnect One

"Black History Month is the time when we honor, reflect and learn about elders who have impacted Black culture and how their legacy is continued. This Black History Month, HealthConnect One wants to honor the legacies of Black birth workers who have played critical roles in improving the health outcomes of Black mothers, babies, and families."

Honoring Black Birth Workers of the Past - HealthConnect One by Olivia Dockery Black History Month is the time when we honor, reflect and learn about elders who have impacted Black culture and how their legacy is continued. This Black History Month, HealthConnect One wants to honor the legacies of Black birth workers who have played critical roles in improvin...

Charleston Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide 02/29/2020

Charleston Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide

Charleston Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide Expecting a child brings about a wave of emotions and questions. Our Charleston Pregnancy and Postpartum Guide is here to help!

02/27/2020

Graphic by Call The Doula

Erykah Badu: Preserving The Tradition Of Doulas & Midwives 02/27/2020

Erykah Badu: Preserving The Tradition Of Doulas & Midwives

With her 49th birthday being yesterday, we celebrate singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and DOULA Erykah Badu. She plans on opening a school to help pregnant women of color give birth!

In a 2017 interview, she talked about the crossroads between making music and becoming a doula: “...it’s all love. I think they all come from the same place, all of the work that I do: music, being a doula, being a parent. It all comes from a place of sincerity.”

Erykah Badu: Preserving The Tradition Of Doulas & Midwives It’s amazing how Erykah Badu can be both an old soul and a futuristic entity light years ahead. She is singularly timeless. Just one of the many, many superpowers of this mother/singer/songwr…

Moms with postpartum depression fear having their children taken away 02/24/2020

Moms with postpartum depression fear having their children taken away

“You’re afraid to say it because you think the next step is to take your children away from you,” she said. “You’re young and you’re African American so it’s like she’s going to be a bad mom.” Smith’s concern is echoed by many women of color who suffer from postpartum depression. Maternal health experts say women often choose to struggle on their own rather than seek care and risk having their families torn apart by child-welfare services."

Moms with postpartum depression fear having their children taken away Women of color are less likely to get treatment for postpartum depression because they fear they'll be judged too quickly or harshly by child welfare services. Research shows those fears may be justified.

We Asked All Major 2020 Presidential Candidates Their Plans to Address the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis 02/24/2020

We Asked All Major 2020 Presidential Candidates Their Plans to Address the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

We Asked All Major 2020 Presidential Candidates Their Plans to Address the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis What politicians from both sides of the aisle had to say—or not say.

Timeline photos 02/23/2020

Timeline photos

WILL MORE WATER MAKE MORE MILK? Your need for water increases during breastfeeding, but you don’t have to force yourself to drink more than you need. So how much do you need?
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The amount of water you need to drink for breastfeeding depends on:
💧What you eat
💧How much milk you make
💧How much you sweat
💧And so many other individual factors!
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An easy way to tell if you’re getting enough water is to look at the colour of your urine. Doing it this way, you’re meeting your own personal fluid needs!
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Funny enough, alcoholic drinks can be used as a colour comparison! 😂
🤍 Water = overhydratred. You’re likely just making more trips to the bathroom for yourself! You can slow it down.
💛 White wine = hydrated. Pale yellow urine is when you are in balance and meeting your needs.
🧡 Light beer = mildly dehydrated. You are likely operating fine, but you should maybe drink a little more water.
🤎 Amber rum = dehydrated. You’ve gone too long! Definitely drink some water.
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Drinking more water than you need will not increase your milk production. Likewise, a short term shortfall will not decrease your milk production. Aim for that white wine pee! 🥂😂
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#mombrain #breastfeedingondemand #babyfeeding #breastfeedingmom #breastfeedingdietitian #thebreastfeedingdietitian #breastisnormal #momlife #sahmomlife #breastfeedingproblems #breastfeedingjourney #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingsnack #snackrecipe #drinkwater #hydration #hydrationstation

8 ways to show yourself a little self-care during your pregnancy 02/23/2020

8 ways to show yourself a little self-care during your pregnancy

8 ways to show yourself a little self-care during your pregnancy Because Mama deserves some love, too

7 Huge Benefits of An Undisturbed First Hour After Birth | BellyBelly 02/23/2020

7 Huge Benefits of An Undisturbed First Hour After Birth | BellyBelly

7 Huge Benefits of An Undisturbed First Hour After Birth | BellyBelly Do you know the benefits for both mother and baby by having an undisturbed first hour after birth? Here are 7 massive benefits worth considering.

Timeline photos 02/18/2020

Timeline photos

Do you trust your body?

Are you in tune with your body?

Do you know that you have everything you need to give birth already inside of you?

We don't give birth any differently than animals but why is it that we feel like we need a doctor?

Who stripped us of our confidence and trust in ourselves to the point where we feel like we need someone to tell us how to push or stretch our vaginas or the million other unnecessary interventions that happen in labor?

Who can tell you more about your own body than you?

Who has more invested in your birth and baby than you?

Who convinced you that it was normal to let a stranger touch you vagina or your baby?

Whose version of birth is this and why is our voice not heard when it comes to deciding what birth looks like?

Who holds the power during YOUR birth?

Photos from Charleston Birth Place's post 02/18/2020

Photos from Charleston Birth Place's post

02/18/2020

Have you ever heard the excuse "You can't birth a baby vaginally, your pelvis is too small." ?

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Many women are told their pelvis to too small, take it as fact because it came from a provider, and then agree to a cesarean. Providers know that they can often use this excuse to get women to agree to cesareans. They know some women are already doubting their ability to birth and would eat this up! Even though this is coercion, blatant lying, and abuse of power.

Did you know that the pelvis is not a one piece, solid bone? The pelvis has multiple components that shift and rotate! There are actually positions that better open the pelvis to help baby descend and be born!

Hands & knees position, squatting, and lunging position are 3 positions that will help open the pelvis more so than laying on your back. It is said that any upward position can open the pelvis by 28-30% wider!

Of course, many providers will not allow you to birth in any position aside from on your back. Many, would rather cut the woman open, on a scheduled day and time.

If you hear this excuse, you have been given confirmation that your provider is incompetent. If someone says they need a cesarean due to a "small pelvis", inform them that the excuse is not backed by science, and that they do have a choice to birth vaginally, elsewhere.

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We have recently upgraded to a rotating pelvis for our in person trainings! We look forward to better showing and explaining exactly what the pelvis does during labor. As well as showing what the Doula can do to help baby engage and relieve pain for the birther!

Join us and meet our Baby Herb!

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