New Heart Doula Care, LLC

at 6681 Country Club Dr, Minneapolis, 55427 United States

New Heart Doula supports women throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.


New Heart Doula Care, LLC
6681 Country Club Dr
Minneapolis , MN 55427
United States
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P: (612) 723-8221
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I meet the most extraordinary people everyday and feel so blessed to be on their journey with them!

Published on 2015-11-12 03:33:10 GMT

Wow, I am so blessed to work with AMAZING families! Here are some of their testimonials. 😊 Client Testimonials for Sue Chargo, CD, ICCE (ICEA) After having a tough first pregnancy and delivery I decided to use a doula for my second. When my husband and I met with Sue to talk about her services and what we were hoping for we knew right then that she was a great fit for us! It was one of the best decisions we could have made hiring Sue! Not only was she there for my delivery but she was there for me during my entire pregnancy and postpartum recovery and would answer all of my crazy questions. She met with us a few times before delivery and a few times after to help me with a birth plan and answer any questions. She even still checks in with me months after my daughter was born. She was very easy to get a hold of any time day or night and was always reminding me I can call her for anything I need. She has such a wonderful, calming personality and is the nicest person I've ever met! She is very knowledgable and was always prepared. When my daughter was born Sue captured some of the first moments we had with her and I will cherish those photos forever!! Thank you Sue for everything!! -Krista Bye and baby Gemma :) Posted 11/1/2015 Sue was wonderful! My husband and I would highly recommend her. We ended up having a more complicated delivery and I am not sure how we would have done it without Sue. She was not only supportive to me but also to my husband. She was very knowledgeable and open minded. My husband and I really wanted to find someone that did not push their beliefs about the birth process on us. Sue was great and gave us information to make decisions that were best for us. I also really appreciated and found valuable her help after the baby was born with home visits. She helped with whatever I had questions about. She has also continued to keep in an touch and check up on Us periodically. She Is a wonderful person who loves what she does! -Angie Posted 10/27/2015 Sue was fantastic! I would highly recommend her to any family looking for a Doula in the Minneapolis/Metro area! We were unsure originally on if we wanted to hire a doula, but upon interviewing 3 people we instantly knew she was a great match for my husband and I. She uses fact based data to explain things and answer questions, is always quick to respond (day or night), and is so caring! She goes above and beyond! Sue met with us 2 times before the birth of our baby, was there for the delivery, and also came 2 times after we were home to check on us. She always answered all our questions and concerns throughout the entire process and helped us know what to expect. She continues to check in on us even 2 months later and wants us to know she is always a text or phone call away. Sue remained calm and kept us calm the entire time, even through our 5 week early and super quick labor/delivery. She had all kinds of tools and "tricks" to help comfort me. We had even practiced and talked about them at our meeting before the birth so we were prepared. She helped set the tone in our room so we could be as comfortable as can be. She encouraged my husband and Mom while we were in the delivery room and knew exactly what we needed and wanted because she had taken the time to get to know us at our early meetings. I would encourage all parents to hire a doula (especially Sue) and tell you it was one of the best decisions we made!!! You can tell instantly Sue loves her job and cares about her families she works with. She is so knowledgeable and caring! Sue, thank you so much for being there for us through the most wonderful day of our lives! -Kelly and Chris Sue Chargo was our doula for the birth of our second child. I would highly recommend Sue! Sue is a wealth of knowledge and provided comfort both prior to the birth and during labor. She met with me and my husband several times prior to the actual birth and really took the time to get to know my family. She also made sure to understand my birth wishes and did so without judgment or pressure. We practiced different touches and laboring positions so when we were in the throws of labor, she already knew what I wanted. Sue’s presence during my labor and the birth had a huge impact and played a huge role in allowing me to have a drug-free, natural childbirth. She worked hand-in-hand with the nurses and midwife and successfully communicated our birth plan so my husband could solely focus on me and I could focus on having a baby! Sue has also stayed in contact after our baby girl’s birth making sure both baby and mama are adjusting and healing well! We couldn’t have asked for a better birth experience or a better doula – we feel honored and lucky that we had Sue by our side! -Leslie and J Posted 5/16/2015

Published on 2015-11-02 21:08:40 GMT

I went outside my comfort zone and got great results!

Published on 2015-10-05 20:18:16 GMT

This is a great article explaining the benefit of letting babies come when "they" are ready. What Causes Labor To Start? By Sam McCulloch in Birth on September 20, 2015 What Causes Labor To Start? The average length of human pregnancy is said to be 280 days or 40 weeks. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists classes term pregnancy as 37-42 weeks of pregnancy. Almost one third of pregnant women do not give birth within ten days of their expected due date. If you happen to be one of those women whose pregnancy goes past 40 weeks with no sign of baby’s arrival, you understand how hard waiting can be. You probably feel as though you will be pregnant forever. Everyone around you is impatient for news of your baby’s arrival. Your care provider may even start hinting about induction dates if your baby isn’t born by a certain time. If you aren’t keen on being induced, you might feel the pressure to start getting labour going naturally. Maybe your sister had a Thai curry the night her baby was born, or your neighbour swears that her water broke right after she had acupuncture. The idea of being medically induced is a little scary, and if you really want to avoid an epidural, you might be up for trying anything. Having sex at 41 weeks pregnant to kickstart labour might not be what you really feel up to right now, but if it gets the baby out, then it’s okay, right? What’s going on in there that needs all this time? Humans, like all mammals, need to put the finishing touches on lung development before being born. It’s this final stage that researchers have discovered holds the key to when labour begins. Fetal Lung Development While in the uterus, babies are not breathing air. They receive oxygen via placental blood. While the lungs begin to develop early in pregnancy, the process continues all the way through the pregnancy gestation. Around 24 – 28 weeks of pregnancy, your baby’s lungs begin to produce a substance called surfactant. This substance is made of six types of fats and four proteins, and is critical for your baby to be able to breathe outside the uterus. Surfactant is a soapy-like substance. It coats the inside of the lungs and keeps the air sacs (alveoli) open. The alveoli is where gas exchange in the lungs occurs – oxygen is taken up by the blood and carbon dioxide is released and then exhaled. Without enough surfactant, the alveoli collapse and are almost impossible to open again in normal situations. If the alveoli collapse, they can also stick together and tear. The last stage of lung development begins around 36 weeks of pregnancy, and it continues until your child is about 8 years old. This is called the aveolar phase, when the lungs form millions of alveoli. During this last stage of pregnancy, surfactant production increases as well, preparing the lungs for life outside the uterus. What Causes Labor To Start? During late pregnancy, the uterus has an increased number of immune cells (macrophages). Macrophages help fight lung infection by effectively sweeping up any viruses or bacteria that might be present. A protein found in lung surfactant actives the macrophages, which begin to migrate to the uterus wall. Once there, a chemical reaction takes place, stimulating an inflammatory response in the uterus that begins the process of labour. The surfactant protein is called surfactant protein A (SP-A). Babies begin producing SP-A at around 32 weeks and levels increase for the remainder of the pregnancy, until the lungs are mature enough to breathe outside the uterus. Researchers looking at what signals labor to begin, found that pregnant mice would deliver early if they were injected with SP-A. When pregnant mice were given an antibody that blocked the production of SP-A, the mice would gestate for longer than usual. This research could indicate why some women go into labour spontaneously at 42 weeks or after, because the production of SP-A happens later than other women who give birth at 38 weeks. What Happens When Babies Are Born Early? Being born early (premature) can cause many complications for babies, mostly related to breathing problems. The earlier a baby is born, the less surfactant a baby is likely to have produced in preparation for breathing. Without enough lung surfactant, babies must work much harder to breathe. They can become exhausted and may not get enough oxygen. This is called infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) and babies will need special care to help them until their lungs are further developed. Babies with IRDS will need to be given oxygen via ventilation and receive surfactant therapy until their lungs have developed enough to breathe without assistance. How Does This Impact Induction? A review of statistics for countries such as Canada, Australia, United Kingdom and the US, show that a significant number of inductions are occurring before 41 weeks. Approximately 25% of all labors in those countries are induced. We don’t know how many of those babies and mothers were truly at risk if the pregnancy continued, but we do know that many women are induced because they are ‘overdue’. The World Health Organization defines a prolonged pregnancy as one that has gone beyond 42 weeks. Considering that estimated due dates are correct 3-5% of the time and most hospitals prefer to induce between 41–42 weeks, it appears that many babies could be at risk of being born before their lungs are fully developed. If induction is absolutely necessary to ensure the safety of mother and baby, the risks of premature birth are often outweighed. If induction is ‘usual practice’ due to convenience or habitual reliance on estimated due dates, it may be worth considering all options, especially the readiness of your baby’s lungs, before agreeing. Uncomfortable 41 weeks pregnant sex might help prepare you for labor, with the flow of oxytocin and prostaglandins. But ultimately, baby will come when baby is ready. While these last few days (okay… the last few weeks and maybe even months) can feel long, know that your body and your baby are already communicating with each other to time the perfect arrival of baby earth side. For More Information About Inductions Induction of Labour – The Risks of Labour Induction How To Bring On Labour Naturally – 13 Methods

Published on 2015-09-25 14:36:44 GMT

Many families are requesting more help after baby comes home, so I have extended my postpartum services. I am available to help those first few days and weeks after bringing a new baby home. My services include, but are not limited to, help with self-care recovery, postpartum comfort measures, infant care, parenting information and assistance with learning to feed and take care of the new baby, as well as other practical services.

Published on 2015-09-21 21:09:04 GMT

I am so lucky to work with the extraordinary families that I do. What a wonderful testimonial from one of them! "Sue was fantastic! I would highly recommend her to any family looking for a Doula in the Minneapolis/Metro area! We were unsure originally on if we wanted to hire a doula, but upon interviewing 3 people we instantly knew she was a great match for my husband and I. She uses fact based data to explain things and answer questions, is always quick to respond (day or night), and is so caring! She goes above and beyond! Sue met with us 2 times before the birth of our baby, was there for the delivery, and also came 2 times after we were home to check on us. She always answered all our questions and concerns throughout the entire process and helped us know what to expect. She continues to check in on us even 2 months later and wants us to know she is always a text or phone call away. Sue remained calm and kept us calm the entire time, even through our 5 week early and super quick labor/delivery. She had all kinds of tools and "tricks" to help comfort me. We had even practiced and talked about them at our meeting before the birth so we were prepared. She helped set the tone in our room so we could be as comfortable as can be. She encouraged my husband and Mom while we were in the delivery room and knew exactly what we needed and wanted because she had taken the time to get to know us at our early meetings. I would encourage all parents to hire a doula (especially Sue) and tell you it was one of the best decisions we made!!! You can tell instantly Sue loves her job and cares about her families she works with. She is so knowledgeable and caring! Sue, thank you so much for being there for us through the most wonderful day of our lives!" -Kelly and Chris Posted 9/16/2015

Published on 2015-09-16 19:41:32 GMT

Hi friends! My calendar continues to fill. I have 1 doula spot left for October and a couple spots for November. I am now booking for the New Year as well. Feel free to pass my info on to your expectant friends.

Published on 2015-07-28 00:16:06 GMT

Great information about pacifier use! https://childsleepscience.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/pacifiers-and-sleep/

Published on 2015-07-24 03:08:21 GMT

"Your partner has an intimate knowledge of you. Your doula has an intimate knowledge of birth. Together, you make an unstoppable team."

Published on 2015-07-11 19:32:15 GMT

An amazing study! http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150622162023.htm

Published on 2015-06-29 14:19:00 GMT

Did you know? When continuous labor support was provided by a Doula, women experienced a: -31% decrease in the use of Pitocin -28% decrease in the risk of C-section -12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth -9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief -14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery -34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience ~ The Evidence For Doulas

Published on 2015-06-27 21:38:55 GMT

A great article about the use of nitrous oxide use in childbirth. http://m.startribune.com/local/306564301.html

Published on 2015-06-10 02:35:39 GMT

I am so lucky to work with wonderful families like this one!! Sue Chargo was our doula for the birth of our second child. I would highly recommend Sue! Sue is a wealth of knowledge and provided comfort both prior to the birth and during labor. She met with me and my husband several times prior to the actual birth and really took the time to get to know my family. She also made sure to understand my birth wishes and did so without judgment or pressure. We practiced different touches and laboring positions so when we were in the throws of labor, she already knew what I wanted. Sue’s presence during my labor and the birth had a huge impact and played a huge role in allowing me to have a drug-free, natural childbirth. She worked hand-in-hand with the nurses and midwife and successfully communicated our birth plan so my husband could solely focus on me and I could focus on having a baby! Sue has also stayed in contact after our baby girl’s birth making sure both baby and mama are adjusting and healing well! We couldn’t have asked for a better birth experience or a better doula – we feel honored and lucky that we had Sue by our side! -Leslie and J