When women put their minds together, powerful results come into being. Founded in 2010 by an inspiring group of women. Mumda has purposefully evolved into a place where women can come and find solitude and support from us. Mumda is a tribe of women that educate, advocate, protect and hold space for one another and our clients. Honoring and keeping birth as a sacred passage for each woman. 

At Mumda we pride ourselves in selecting the best doulas for our team. There is truly a doula for every woman. We reflect that in our doulas. Our doulas are diverse and passionate , having obtained cross trainings and certifications related to our field. Our doulas are prepared, educated and experienced  in every area in our scope of practice. 

It is our saying that In hiring one of our doulas you are hiring the whole mumda team, in that we support and back each other , while preserving the intimate  client/ doula relationship. This is how we are able truly provide a full spectrum of doula services and support. That include but are not limited to hospital births, home births, birth center births, postpartum women, high risk pregnancies, conscious C-sections, births with multiples, still birth, miscarriage, adoptions, IVF, VBAC’s, HBAC’s, sterilization and any way a women may need support in her reproductive years. We have a doula for you on our team.

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Have you ever heard of the 3 R’s of childbirth? It’s pretty amazing. This was recognized by the legendary @penny.simkin 🙌🏻
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After attending so many births, she realized something about laboring women. They all have this routine. Relaxation. Rhythm. Ritual. As you can see they are correlate with each other, so let’s talk about what each one means.
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1️⃣ Relaxation! Women who cope well in labor always use relaxation, either during or between contractions, or constantly. It is quite common for these women in early labor to allow their muscles to go limp during contractions, and to move about between contractions. Later in labor, some women may become more active during contractions (swaying, rocking) and relax and rest only between contractions. Others may remain very relaxed, still, and unresponsive to what is going on around them, both during and between contractions.
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2️⃣ Rhythm! Women who cope well rely on rhythm in any number of forms. For example, they may rhythmically breathe, moan or chant. They may rhythmically tap or stroke something or someone. They may rock, sway, or even dance in rhythm. They may even curl and uncurl their toes in rhythm! Or, they may want to be talked to, stroked, or moaned with, by someone else. Rhythmic activity calms the mind; it has a lulling effect.
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3️⃣ RITUAL! Ritual means to apply repetition to a meaningful rhythmic activity. As labor progresses and becomes more intense, most women adapt or add to these learned rituals in ways that reflect their own personal coping styles and help them deal with the specific challenges of their particular labors. If a woman is free to move (change positions, walk, sway, rock), she will usually find a spontaneous ritual (usually adapted from what she learned in childbirth classes) which she will repeat precisely the same way contraction after contraction.
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Check out my stories OR comment below 🔽🔽🔽🔽 I’m asking what did you do during your labor that you found to be helpful? 🙌🏻

#Repost @thatbirthdoulaa ⚡️
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#pregnancy #doulas #doula #placentaencapsulation #childbirtheducation #mumda #mumdajax #placentaencapsulation
Have you ever heard of the 3 R’s of childbirth? It’s pretty amazing. This was recognized by the legendary @penny.simkin 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After attending so many births, she realized something about laboring women. They all have this routine. Relaxation. Rhythm. Ritual. As you can see they are correlate with each other, so let’s talk about what each one means. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ Relaxation! Women who cope well in labor always use relaxation, either during or between contractions, or constantly. It is quite common for these women in early labor to allow their muscles to go limp during contractions, and to move about between contractions. Later in labor, some women may become more active during contractions (swaying, rocking) and relax and rest only between contractions. Others may remain very relaxed, still, and unresponsive to what is going on around them, both during and between contractions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ Rhythm! Women who cope well rely on rhythm in any number of forms. For example, they may rhythmically breathe, moan or chant. They may rhythmically tap or stroke something or someone. They may rock, sway, or even dance in rhythm. They may even curl and uncurl their toes in rhythm! Or, they may want to be talked to, stroked, or moaned with, by someone else. Rhythmic activity calms the mind; it has a lulling effect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣ RITUAL! Ritual means to apply repetition to a meaningful rhythmic activity. As labor progresses and becomes more intense, most women adapt or add to these learned rituals in ways that reflect their own personal coping styles and help them deal with the specific challenges of their particular labors. If a woman is free to move (change positions, walk, sway, rock), she will usually find a spontaneous ritual (usually adapted from what she learned in childbirth classes) which she will repeat precisely the same way contraction after contraction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check out my stories OR comment below 🔽🔽🔽🔽 I’m asking what did you do during your labor that you found to be helpful? 🙌🏻 #Repost @thatbirthdoulaa ⚡️ ・・・ #pregnancy #doulas #doula #placentaencapsulation #childbirtheducation #mumda #mumdajax #placentaencapsulation
🚨🚨This is not okay and it should never happen. . but it does. A study done by the WHO ( world health organization) concluded that around 42% of the women reported that they experienced physical or verbal abuse or discrimination during childbirth in health centers, with some of the women being punched, slapped, shouted at, mocked, or forcibly held down. The study followed 2,016 women during labor and interviewed 2,672 women after childbirth.
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The things I mentioned above are only a few examples of what obstetric abuse looks like. . but it can be as serious as being physically and sexually assaulted during birth.
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I have witnessed first hand within my own birthing experience what abuse feels like and even being a birth worker I’ve witnessed it. I am so sorry to those who have had to go through this. The way we feel during birth is something we carry with us for the rest of our lives.
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How do we fight something like this? well I do know it starts with education. If we are equipped with the tools and the team ( partner + doula ) then we can recognize these behaviors maybe even prior to birth, so you don’t have to go up against this fight. ( choosing a good provider is essential to a positive birthing experience) but if does happen, your team of advocates are prepared to advocate and yourself will know how to do so.
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Of course this is just part of fighting against obstetric abuse and there’s a lot more to be done but we have to start somewhere. 🙏🏼
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What ways do you think we can prevent this from happening? Or do you have experience with dealing with this kind of abuse first hand?

#Repost @thatbirthdoulaa
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#doulas #jaxdoula #birthwithoutfear #doula #birthdoula #babies #pregnancy #doulasupport #postpartumdoulas #postpartum #doulas #doulasupport #doulasofjacksonville #pontevedramoms #jaxmoms #doulaservices
🚨🚨This is not okay and it should never happen. . but it does. A study done by the WHO ( world health organization) concluded that around 42% of the women reported that they experienced physical or verbal abuse or discrimination during childbirth in health centers, with some of the women being punched, slapped, shouted at, mocked, or forcibly held down. The study followed 2,016 women during labor and interviewed 2,672 women after childbirth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The things I mentioned above are only a few examples of what obstetric abuse looks like. . but it can be as serious as being physically and sexually assaulted during birth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have witnessed first hand within my own birthing experience what abuse feels like and even being a birth worker I’ve witnessed it. I am so sorry to those who have had to go through this. The way we feel during birth is something we carry with us for the rest of our lives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do we fight something like this? well I do know it starts with education. If we are equipped with the tools and the team ( partner + doula ) then we can recognize these behaviors maybe even prior to birth, so you don’t have to go up against this fight. ( choosing a good provider is essential to a positive birthing experience) but if does happen, your team of advocates are prepared to advocate and yourself will know how to do so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of course this is just part of fighting against obstetric abuse and there’s a lot more to be done but we have to start somewhere. 🙏🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What ways do you think we can prevent this from happening? Or do you have experience with dealing with this kind of abuse first hand? #Repost @thatbirthdoulaa ・・・ #doulas #jaxdoula #birthwithoutfear #doula #birthdoula #babies #pregnancy #doulasupport #postpartumdoulas #postpartum #doulas #doulasupport #doulasofjacksonville #pontevedramoms #jaxmoms #doulaservices
The importance of affirmations during pregnancy:
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Affirmations can help you manage any fears or doubts you may be experiencing throughout pregnancy. Affirmations are short, positive statements that are expressed in the present tense.
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When repeated daily, affirmations can help you turn negative feelings into positive ones. It’s been shown that the repetition of positive affirmations can rewire the brain and strengthen brain areas that stimulate positive feelings.
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So how is it done? Try with placing affirmations around your daily life, seeing affirmations around the house, in the car, or at a desk can help further engrain these sentiments, turning them into actual beliefs over time.
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Affirmations are not a one size fits all, adapt the affirmations to what it is your feeling in the season of pregnancy that you are in. When women develop a daily practice of using affirmations during pregnancy, they become more positive and confident about their condition, significantly reducing stress and anxiety.
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Did you use affirmations throughout pregnancy and / or during your birth? How did it help you? I’d love to hear about it.

#Repost @thatbirthdoulaa ❤️✨

#doulas #jaxdoula #birthwithoutfear #doula #birthdoula #babies #pregnancy #doulasupport #postpartumdoulas #postpartum #doulas #doulasupport #doulasofjacksonville #pontevedramoms #jaxmoms #doulaservices #doulatraining #doulaeducation #doulatrainer #doulatrainings
The importance of affirmations during pregnancy: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Affirmations can help you manage any fears or doubts you may be experiencing throughout pregnancy. Affirmations are short, positive statements that are expressed in the present tense. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When repeated daily, affirmations can help you turn negative feelings into positive ones. It’s been shown that the repetition of positive affirmations can rewire the brain and strengthen brain areas that stimulate positive feelings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So how is it done? Try with placing affirmations around your daily life, seeing affirmations around the house, in the car, or at a desk can help further engrain these sentiments, turning them into actual beliefs over time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Affirmations are not a one size fits all, adapt the affirmations to what it is your feeling in the season of pregnancy that you are in. When women develop a daily practice of using affirmations during pregnancy, they become more positive and confident about their condition, significantly reducing stress and anxiety. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you use affirmations throughout pregnancy and / or during your birth? How did it help you? I’d love to hear about it. #Repost @thatbirthdoulaa ❤️✨ #doulas #jaxdoula #birthwithoutfear #doula #birthdoula #babies #pregnancy #doulasupport #postpartumdoulas #postpartum #doulas #doulasupport #doulasofjacksonville #pontevedramoms #jaxmoms #doulaservices #doulatraining #doulaeducation #doulatrainer #doulatrainings