Caroline Bahadourian Doula9months
Caroline : (561) 972.1010
My name is Caroline I am a Happy mom of 3 children,2 girls( Mathilde 19) Lucie 14)and a boy( Clarence 16)
I moved in America 6 years ago with my family, I am originally from France ( Paris).
It was very challenging for me to ''re start'' my life ,in a new country, learn a new language a new culture,and get a doula certification .
but I did it!
Becoming a doula is a choice to dedicate my time and energy to assist women and families in one of the most beautiful and important events in life: birth
I am offering a lot of services
haptonomy ,hypnobirthing, Lamaze, baby's firt massage,and more....
In my free time I enjoy cooking, baking, hiking, skiing, gardening, assisting my family!
What is a DOULA?
The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
Studies have shown that when doulas attend birth, labors are shorter with fewer complications, babies are healthier and they breastfeed more easily.
A Birth Doula
- Recognizes birth as a key experience the mother will remember all her life
- Understands the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a woman in labor
- Assists the woman in preparing for and carrying out her plans for birth
- Stays with the woman throughout the labor
- Provides emotional support, physical comfort measures and an objective viewpoint, as well as helping the woman get the information she needs to make informed decisions
- Facilitates communication between the laboring woman, her partner and her clinical care providers
- Perceives her role as nurturing and protecting the woman's memory of the birth experience
- Allows the woman's partner to participate at his/her comfort level
A birth doula certified by DONA International is designated by the initials CD(DONA).
Research evidence shows that the quality services of a postpartum doula can ease the transition that comes with the addition of a baby to a family, improve parental satisfaction and reduce the risk of mood disorders.
Dov Bahadourian and mom doula Caroline Bahadourian
In the vip room at st Mary
Delaying Baby’s First Bath: 8 Reasons why doctors recommend waiting up to 48 hours before bathing a newborn
First-Bath-NewbornMy newborn daughter was screaming during her first bath as I watched helplessly from my bed. She was only about an hour old. I was trying to breastfeed her when the nurse took her from my arms, telling me that the baby had to be bathed before I was transferred to a different room. We don’t do it this way anymore– it is now standard protocol at many hospitals to wait 8-24 hours to give a baby his or her first bath, and up to 48 hours if the baby was delivered by cesarian section. Delayed newborn bathing is consistent with World Health Organization recommendations and based on medical research. As a hospital-based pediatrician, I know that delayed bathing is the safest medical choice for babies. As a mom, it just seems right.
Here are 8 reasons why doctors recommend delaying a newborn’s first bath:
Reduced risk of infection: Babies are born covered in a white substance called vernix, which is composed of the skin cells your baby made early in development. Vernix contains proteins that prevent common bacterial infections. Think of vernix as a sort-of natural antibacterial ointment. Your baby is born covered in this anti-germ barrier. Bacteria such as Group B Strep and E. coli are often transmitted to newborns during delivery and can cause bloodstream infections, pneumonia and meningitis, and can be fatal. These are not rare infections– we test babies for them daily. Vernix is nature’s protection against these infections.
Stabilized infant blood sugar: Bathing a baby too soon after birth can cause low blood sugar. Here’s why: in the first few hours after birth a baby has to adjust to life outside the uterus, including losing the placenta as a source of blood sugar. Bathing causes crying, stress and the release of stress hormones. Stress hormones can cause a baby’s blood sugar to drop, which can make a baby too sleepy to wake up and breastfeed, causing the blood sugar to drop even more. Rarely, low blood sugar can cause neurological injury.
Improved temperature control: Giving a baby a bath too soon can cause hypothermia. Inside mom it was about 98.6 degrees, but most babies are born in rooms that are about 70 degrees. In the first few hours after birth a baby has to use a lot of energy to keep warm. If a baby gets too cold, he or she can drop their blood sugar or have other complications.
Improved maternal-infant bonding: New babies need to snuggle skin-to-skin with their mom be given a chance to try to breastfeed. I have been attending deliveries regularly for more than a decade, and I love it. But those first few minutes of life are not meant to be spent with me, a nurse or any healthcare professional. Those precious few minutes are meant for bonding between baby and parents. As long as the baby does not need help breathing or immediate resuscitation, babies need to be held by their mother. Infants who are held skin-to-skin on mom’s chest have better blood sugar and temperature control and have an easier time learning to breastfeed. We even do skin-to-skin at c-section deliveries. The bath can wait.
Improved breastfeeding: Studies show more breastfeeding success when moms are allowed to stay skin to skin with babies and this time is not interrupted by medical “procedures” or a bath. If you’ve ever struggled to breastfeed a newborn, you know how hard it can be to get them to latch onto your nipple. Breastfeeding can become a stressful burden on a very tired mother. But babies who breastfeed in the first hour of life—and preferably in the first 30 minutes—have a much easier time learning how to latch. Why? Because when the baby is inside mom’s uterus, she is constantly and rhythmically sucking in amniotic fluid and swallowing it. At birth, she cries, breaths air and starts to forget how to suck and swallow. If you wait more than an hour to breastfeed, babies can have a hard time latching, sucking and swallowing. If you breastfeed right away, the baby still remembers how to suck and swallow. If you put a baby skin-to-skin between mom’s bare breasts at delivery, she will be warm, soothed by mom’s voice, find the breast herself, latch right on and start nursing. The moms giggle and cry. They are so happy. This is how the first few minutes of life are meant to be. Forget the bath.
No baby lotion required: Vernix is a natural skin moisturizer and skin protectant. Babies need skin protection during the transition from the amniotic fluid into the air environment. If you delay the bath, there is no need for artificially scented baby lotion. Instead, you get to enjoy that new-baby smell.
Everyone will wear gloves: Hospital workers are always supposed to wear gloves when caring for an unbathed baby, to prevent exposure to body fluids such as amniotic fluid and blood. Some studies have shown that glove-wearing keeps babies safer too, by preventing transmission of common viruses and other infections from workers to babies.
Parents get to enjoy bathing their baby: After mom has had time to recover, parents can more easily participate in baby’s first bath and it becomes a teaching opportunity between nursing and parents. You can use whatever special baby bath products you choose and watch your baby coo and smile.
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Haptonomy by French doula Caroline Bahadourian
prenatal haptonomy from France now in Florida
Haptonomy is defined as the “Science of Affectivity”, with a framework put together by Frans Veldman
Haptonomy defines several ways of existing towards the world and relating to others. Most of us exist within a rational mode of existence; the goal of Haptonomy is to allow any individual to reach an affective mode of existence, one that allows full autonomy to cope with all the difficult avenues of life, as well as be present and available for the more enjoyable ones. It’s a mode of existence that enlightens our existing rational attributes. This is done through a work that includes integration and affective confirmation (a form of intrinsic, core experienced emotional validation) and set of skills that incorporate a form of affective contact.
Haptonomy is usually most known in mainland Europe (primarily in France, followed by Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany) within the context of pregnancy accompaniment, and has also applications in nursing, medical science, physical manipulation such as chiropraxy, counselling and psychology, and palliative care.
you can start haptonomy as early at 12 weeks
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"People never sing...except in the bathroom. Birthing women also make their natural sounds next to running bath water. There is something about the power of water. People are drawn to water, spas, and sacred streams. Women in labor are drawn to water, too."- Michel Odent, MD.
Birthing in water is every womens right. With the right tools, research, and prenatal care all women can accomplish this. My wish and goal is to help provide one of these tools for your family to help create your sacred space on your Birth Day.
.Benefits for mom
- Pain relief: warm water immersion decreases secretion of stress-related hormones (noradrenaline & catecholamines) associated with fear and anxiety; increases production of endorphins—the body’s natural pain killers. Mom is able to attain a deeper state of relaxation and conserve her energy. Buoyancy in water reduces effects of gravity and creates weightlessness; less abdominal pressure promotes more efficient uterine contractions.
- Decreases hypertension and reduces edema: mild vasodilation occurs thus decreasing maternal BP
- Increases oxygenation to uterus; no external compression of inferior vena cava; promotes better blood circulation and supply to the uterus/placenta improving fetal oxygenation.
- Facilitates a dysfunctional labor; stimulates effective dilation of the cervix. Provides greater mobility for maternal positioning during labor and birth.
- Reduces perineal/cervical injuries. The warm water softens the vagina, vulva and perineum making the tissues more supple and able to stretch gradually.
- Best water temperature: 86-96°F induces mild hypothermia; intensifies uterine blood flow; makes glycogen reserves available and activates insulin receptors in the mom thus is beneficial for diabetic moms.
- Shortens length of labor.
- Improves placental blood flow; increases efficiency of uterine contractions which assists in efficient placental separation; reduces postpartum hemorrhage.
- VBAC: lessens danger of rupture; safer for scar; uterus has better blood supply.
- Empowers mother: when mom is awake, aware and in “control” of her birthing experience it becomes a source of great personal strength and enriches her life forever.
.Benefits for Baby
- Gentler transition from maternal womb to external “womb” of water with less trauma at birth
- Enhances fetal oxygenation. Improved blood flow to baby due to better blood circulation in mother
- Best water temperature: 86-96°F helps regulate fetal heart rate; protects against hemorrhagic disease of the newborn by normalizing clotting response; stabilizes primitive reflex responses and activates fetal movements.
- Water mitigates the shock and sensory overload to the newborn that are so often an inextricable part of “dry-land” birth
.Benefits for family
- Greater involvement of the father—because mom’s pain and stress is greatly reduced, fathers take a more active role in the birthing process.
- Enhanced family relationships—involvement of father creates a greater family bond
- Better parent-child interactions—a mom who has an empowering birth experience will have a positive association to the baby; and a baby who experiences a non-traumatic, painless, gentle birth will have a positive association to the parent.
- The birth experience is one of several causal factors in determining the kind of personality an individual manifests later in life. (The Calif. Commission on Crime Control & Violence Prevention spent two years studying the root causes of crime. It found that gentle birth, more loving families and less violence on television are three major factors that curb violent crime. The Commission said that “a positive birth experience, one that is gentle, loving and non-traumatic, increases the likelihood of healthy child development and less violent behavior.”)