Doula Work During Pregnancy

When I was just starting out as a brand new doula, I read a lot of blog posts written by experienced doulas about tricks of the trade and other lifestyle adjustments. It was immensely helpful to me. Now that I'm not so new anymore, I like to try to pay it forward for...

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The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

This doula has a confession to make. It's only taken to my third pregnancy to finally embrace the wonders of prenatal massage. (I know!) Why did it take me so long? Honestly, because I didn't value self care enough and taking time for me. It's easy to justify spending...

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Understanding Birth Trauma

"In the end, a healthy baby and mom are all that matters." Chances are you've heard these words before, or maybe you've even said something like it to a new mom. For a mom dealing with the effects of birth trauma however, these words can do more harm than the...

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Why I Became A Doula

March 22-28 is #worlddoulaweek. In celebration there are various posts, pictures, and more on social media discussing the global impact of doulas, how they help with families, and provide education and support in all birth situations. Choosing the doula for you...

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Finding Time for Self Care

Self care. What is it, why is it important, and what does it look like when you're still learning your way around new routines, understanding your baby's needs, and how to balance your relationship with your spouse, friends and family? When you're pregnant with your...

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Preserving Pregnancy Memories

Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fifth, you may find yourself wanting some way to preserve the pregnancy memories. Pregnancy feels 259 years long when you're in the middle of it, but the reality is it is such a fleeting time. The little kicks, rolls, and...

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The Benefits of Belly Binding

    When I was pregnant with my children, I read reviews of the store bought belly binders on the market. Some raved about how quickly their bodies bounced back, but other reviews complained the binders rolled or bunched, or were thick and hot in the summer. Sometimes...

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What’s in a Doula Bag?

Back when I was researching books, classes and other important aspects of doula work, I really enjoyed reading posts from other doulas about the care and consideration that went into their doula bags. Just choosing what bag to use was a well thought out decision. It...

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Sheehan’s Birth Story

Sheehan’s Birth Story | July 3rd, 2014 Little Company of Mary Hospital | Dr. Sulkowski             When I met Selena and Matthew, they shared their desire to have a different birth experience than the restrictive interventionist one they had with their daughter 5...

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One of the Most Important Days of Your Life

You're engaged! Congratulations! You start flipping through wedding magazines and the questions start pouring in. When's the date? Where's the venue? Bridesmaids colors? Who are you going to ask to stand up with you? Music, flowers, photography, reception favors,...

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