Lady Lotus Birth, Baby, & Breast Doula, LLC

Lady Lotus Birth, Baby, & Breast Doula, LLC

I am a Willamette Valley Oregon based birth and postpartum doula, as well as a breastfeeding counselor. This is a job I enjoy doing very much.

I love supporting families through this beautiful and changing time in their lives.

Operating as usual

11/10/2021

We fully support teen parents. In fact, did you know that we provide free labor/birth support services to anyone 18 and under? Our goal is to assist every single teen parent who wants our help. We are here for you! Reach out today. www.bandbdoulaservices.com
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#teenparents #pregnantteen #youngparents #teenmom #teendad #birthdoula #labordoula #laborsupport #doulasupport #advocate #spokane #pregnantinspokane #duedate #spokanedoula #spokanedoesntsuck

Photos from Lady Lotus Birth, Baby, & Breast Doula, LLC's post 11/09/2021

I love getting some miso soup and green tea on a cold day. Always warms me up! Did you know: It's incredibly nutritious and linked to a variety of health benefits, including better digestion and a stronger immune system. After my soup I get some veggie sushi (#veganmeals) sushi is wrapped with lots of food all in one. you’ll get protein, carbs, fat, antioxidant nutrients (vitamin E and C), and fat-soluble vitamins such as B12 and K. I ordered this from @momiji.sushi.restaurant in Monmouth. Look at those cute flowers!!! Where’s your favorite place to get food? (Doesn’t need to be near me!)
#monmouthoregon #momiji #sushilovers #oregon #doula #birth #postpartum #willamettevalley #independenceoregon #monmouthoregondoula #monmouthoregonfood #oregonlife #oregonadventures

11/08/2021

How did setting the clock back go in your family, show me with emojis. 🙌🏻

How did setting the clock back go in your family, show me with emojis. 🙌🏻

11/05/2021

With November, comes the end of daylight saving time. The clocks with “fall back”.

This is a time that parents often dread because children and babies don’t understand the change that occurs and rise earlier than usual. This is generally for kids who have a structured bedtime and wake up time.

Though this can be hard to deal with, I am going to discuss some tips and ideas that may help you and your family get through it with ease.

Sunday:
🌞East breakfast like normal
🌞After breakfast go around your house and change your clocks (this may feel better psychologically to do it Sunday instead of on a school/typical work day)
🌞follow your routine based off the clock change (lunch, dinner, etc at normal time)

School age children:

🌞To help children get used to the time change consider putting them to bed 30 minutes early for 3 night. So if bed time is 7 PM, do 6:30 PM instead then on the 4th night put them to bed at their normal time of 7 PM.

Toddlers:
🌞Kind of the same thing, put them down for nap and bedtime 30 minutes earlier then normal for the 3 days/nights before the time change and the day after those 3 days, go back to normal time.

Infants:
🌞If you have a baby with a predictable nap and bedtime (usually over 6 months) move bed time 15 minutes later each night until you reach the normal time again. So first night would be 7:15 pm, second night 7:30 PM and etc. by the forth night you should be back to normal next time of 8 PM (or whatever you do). Do the same for nap times too.

🌞if your baby doesn’t have predicted naps and bedtime just jump to the new time on Sunday. (Follow their schedule and lay down normally like you generally do)

With the new time change, that means more hours of darkness which helps the transition a little more.

If your child wakes up early just walk them back to their rooms and explain it’s too early to get up.

If baby wakes up too early just explain it’s not time to get up and keep the room dark.

It’s normal if baby/toddler/ kid takes extra time to fall asleep. And it can take up or even over a week to adjust to the time changes.

Feel free to share!

#salemoregon #salemdoula #albanydoula #doula #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #eugeneoregon #eugenedoula #timechange #sleeptraining #sleeptips

With November, comes the end of daylight saving time. The clocks with “fall back”.

This is a time that parents often dread because children and babies don’t understand the change that occurs and rise earlier than usual. This is generally for kids who have a structured bedtime and wake up time.

Though this can be hard to deal with, I am going to discuss some tips and ideas that may help you and your family get through it with ease.

Sunday:
🌞East breakfast like normal
🌞After breakfast go around your house and change your clocks (this may feel better psychologically to do it Sunday instead of on a school/typical work day)
🌞follow your routine based off the clock change (lunch, dinner, etc at normal time)

School age children:

🌞To help children get used to the time change consider putting them to bed 30 minutes early for 3 night. So if bed time is 7 PM, do 6:30 PM instead then on the 4th night put them to bed at their normal time of 7 PM.

Toddlers:
🌞Kind of the same thing, put them down for nap and bedtime 30 minutes earlier then normal for the 3 days/nights before the time change and the day after those 3 days, go back to normal time.

Infants:
🌞If you have a baby with a predictable nap and bedtime (usually over 6 months) move bed time 15 minutes later each night until you reach the normal time again. So first night would be 7:15 pm, second night 7:30 PM and etc. by the forth night you should be back to normal next time of 8 PM (or whatever you do). Do the same for nap times too.

🌞if your baby doesn’t have predicted naps and bedtime just jump to the new time on Sunday. (Follow their schedule and lay down normally like you generally do)

With the new time change, that means more hours of darkness which helps the transition a little more.

If your child wakes up early just walk them back to their rooms and explain it’s too early to get up.

If baby wakes up too early just explain it’s not time to get up and keep the room dark.

It’s normal if baby/toddler/ kid takes extra time to fall asleep. And it can take up or even over a week to adjust to the time changes.

Feel free to share!

#salemoregon #salemdoula #albanydoula #doula #birthdoula #postpartumdoula #eugeneoregon #eugenedoula #timechange #sleeptraining #sleeptips

11/04/2021

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

I love clary sage oil for labor of my clients. I always make a roller ball with fractionated coconut oil and clary sage and then I rub this onto the body or have them smell it, I always ask before applying to their body. Clary sage has calming and grounding elements to it, making this oil a great choice for labor. It’s also a great choice for inducing and helping if the labor becomes augmented.

More about clary sage:
💚helps to encourage productive contractions in the uterus during labor.

💚It helps to balance estrogen
levels and remedy infertility.

💚Clary sage oil is 1 of the most effective labor-inducing agents for pregnant women. It has quite a sedating effect which potentially has a positive impact on reducing adrenaline and therefore aids oxytocin production

It shouldn’t be used during the whole pregnancy or early on, as it can possibly cause termination of pregnancy by inducing uterine contractions & bleeding. Best used in the late part of the third trimester.

💚Outside of pregnancy It can help relieve stress, depression, headaches and migraines, symptoms of PMS, me********on discomfort, etc

💚 It has many therapeutic attributes such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, & digestive properties.

Ways to use Carly sage oil:

🌿diffuse it in a essential oil diffuser.

🌿add a few drops to cotton balls or and place it somewhere you frequent: like under a pillow or sheet, on a side table, in your car, in your bathroom, in your pockets, safety pin to something, etc.

🌿Rub on your belly during labor to help with labor pains.

🌿add oil to a wash cloth during labor to cool or warm you and put on your head or shoulders or next to you.

🌿add a few drops to your bath water with some Epsom salts (but not if you plan to deliver in there, or you’ll need to change the water to prevent irritation to baby).

Disclaimer: This is in no way intended to replace the advice of a care provider. It is always best to consult your care provider before using it.

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

I love clary sage oil for labor of my clients. I always make a roller ball with fractionated coconut oil and clary sage and then I rub this onto the body or have them smell it, I always ask before applying to their body. Clary sage has calming and grounding elements to it, making this oil a great choice for labor. It’s also a great choice for inducing and helping if the labor becomes augmented.

More about clary sage:
💚helps to encourage productive contractions in the uterus during labor.

💚It helps to balance estrogen
levels and remedy infertility.

💚Clary sage oil is 1 of the most effective labor-inducing agents for pregnant women. It has quite a sedating effect which potentially has a positive impact on reducing adrenaline and therefore aids oxytocin production

It shouldn’t be used during the whole pregnancy or early on, as it can possibly cause termination of pregnancy by inducing uterine contractions & bleeding. Best used in the late part of the third trimester.

💚Outside of pregnancy It can help relieve stress, depression, headaches and migraines, symptoms of PMS, me********on discomfort, etc

💚 It has many therapeutic attributes such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, & digestive properties.

Ways to use Carly sage oil:

🌿diffuse it in a essential oil diffuser.

🌿add a few drops to cotton balls or and place it somewhere you frequent: like under a pillow or sheet, on a side table, in your car, in your bathroom, in your pockets, safety pin to something, etc.

🌿Rub on your belly during labor to help with labor pains.

🌿add oil to a wash cloth during labor to cool or warm you and put on your head or shoulders or next to you.

🌿add a few drops to your bath water with some Epsom salts (but not if you plan to deliver in there, or you’ll need to change the water to prevent irritation to baby).

Disclaimer: This is in no way intended to replace the advice of a care provider. It is always best to consult your care provider before using it.

11/03/2021

Meet the doula, me, Jessika💖 fun facts about me: I’m a single mama to two girls, I was a surrogate to twins, and I used to be an infant toddler teacher for 6 years. If you wanna know more ask me!
#doula

Meet the doula, me, Jessika💖 fun facts about me: I’m a single mama to two girls, I was a surrogate to twins, and I used to be an infant toddler teacher for 6 years. If you wanna know more ask me!
#doula

Timeline Photos 11/02/2021

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Did you know that water birth options are now available now at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. If you're interested, give us a call. Water birth may not be for everyone, however if you meet the criteria it may be an option that could enhance your birthing experience.

10/29/2021

Let’s hear yours! (Feel free to post pictures too!)

I’d say monster for my oldest,
And witch for my youngest.

Let’s hear yours! (Feel free to post pictures too!)

I’d say monster for my oldest,
And witch for my youngest.

Photos from Lady Lotus Birth, Baby, & Breast Doula, LLC's post 10/28/2021

Birth quotes hold so much power and inspiration. Setting intentions is so important in life and it doesn’t stop at birth. Here are some of my favorites and I’d LOVE to hear yours too.

[10/28/21]   What is one thing you wish you knew about postpartum/breastfeeding/newborns? 💖

10/27/2021

Repost - If you were told this, you were likely lied to.

Yes, even if your grandmother was told this, and then your mother, and then you. Just because someone said it doesn't make it true. It may have just made their job easier.

Except in cases where there has been previous damage to the pelvis (like broken bones from an accident) or a deformity (due to a disease like Rickets), your body WILL birth your baby if given enough time and the ability to move into the right positions (and, in rare cases, a little assistance).

When a provider says a pelvis is too small, they are usually referring to Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD). CPD means that a baby's head is too large to fit through the mother's pelvis. True CPD is incredibly rare and super difficult to determine.

Most of the time a diagnosis of CPD is given with absolutely no basis for the statement.

Once in a while a series of measurements called “pelvimetry” is used to determine the size of the pelvic outlet to see if the baby will fit. These measurements are basically useless, however, since they can’t account for the fact that your pelvis expands by up to 30% during birth, and your baby’s skull plates slide over one another to fit the space (forming a cone). You also can’t know a baby’s size before birth, since late term ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate.

So, basically, they’re guessing.

More often than not, a diagnosis of CPD is due to lack of patience, an unnecessary induction, or other controllable circumstances. Many cases of “failure to progress” during labor are arbitrarily given a diagnosis of CPD.

Were you told that your pelvis was too small to birth your baby?
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#pregnancy #induction #inductionoflabor #overdue #overduebaby #evicted #maternitycare #obgyn #birthnurse #obnurse #laboranddelivery #birth #hospitalbirth #birthcenterbirth #homebirth #homebirthaftercesarean #vbac #hbac #fbac #freebirth #naturalbirth #csection #cesarean #cesareansection #cesareanbirth #failuretoprogress #surgicalbirth #trustnature
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10/27/2021

💉 STERILE WATER INJECTIONS 💉

Approximately 33% of women will experience back pain during labour (often referred to as ‘back labour’). Women who experience this will often report its intensity to be quite high that offers no relief in between surges.
Sterile water injections (SWI) are a non-pharmacological method of pain relief that can be offered in the setting of severe back pain during labour.
Below is some more info + the latest research on it’s effects.

💉 What is it – sterile water

💉 How is it administered – in very small amounts (.1 to .2ml) the sterile water is injected into the lower segment of your back (rhombus of Michaelis in the sacral area) into four key locations underneath the skin. Due to the locations, if you choose this method of pain relief you will likely experience an intense but brief stinging sensation that will wear off. The injections are delivered during a surge by two midwives each injecting a site at the same time.

Advantages
🔹️ Immediate relief
🔹️ No effect on mother or baby
🔹️ Allows you to remain mobile during labour
🔹️ Can be repeated as often as you need
🔹️ No adverse effects on labour

Disadvantages
🔹️ May not provide relief from the back pain
🔹️ The intensity of the injection may feel too much
🔹️ Will not take away your surge pain

Does it work?
In studies published on the use of SWI overall many women reported getting relief from the injections as effective providing anywhere from 30mins - 2 hours of back pain relief. A small percentage did not feel any relief. Women also reported satisfaction during first stage labour.

What researchers believe with SWI is the administration that painfully stimulates the lower back causes the brain to release endorphins (your body’s natural pain relief) that change the perception on the labour pain experienced at the time.
No adverse events have been reported apart from pain with the injection.

📷 @feelinghomeagain

#thebirthimpact
#sterilewaterinjections #midwifery #midwiferycare #doula #birthdoula
#labourtools #painrelief #backlabour #birth #childbirth #firststage #activelabour #activebirth #posteriorbaby #hypnobirthingmelbourne #hypnobirthing #knowledgeispower

A new community birth center opens in Springfield 10/27/2021

A new community birth center opens in Springfield

💖🥰 this is great!

A new community birth center opens in Springfield A torrential downpour in Springfield Sunday didn’t stop nurse midwives, expectant parents and community supporters from gathering to celebrate the grand opening of a new, free-standing Birth Center.

10/27/2021

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Turn the light on.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned the third time around, it’s to just turn the light on.

Because as my weary arms reach for this sweet boy in the middle of the night, it’s easy to choose frustration. It’s easy to long for more sleep and less snuggles. It’s easy to wish those bleary-eyed moments away.

But then I started doing something.

Instead of fumbling about in the dark, hurriedly feeding and burping and changing and swaddling him back up, I switched on the lamp to its dimmest setting.

And looking at his precious face, seeing that itty-bitty nose and those precious fingers wrapped around several strands of my hair, changed absolutely everything.

It reminded me to slow down. To soak up the littleness that disappears far too quickly. To thank God for the gift I get to hold in my arms, even in the wee hours.

Especially in the wee hours.

And I’m still tired. So tired.

So I’ll simply keep turning the light on.

10/26/2021

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