September 11, 2017
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5 Tips for Natural Birth When You’ve Had An Epidural

You’ve had an epidural for a previous birth. But this time you want a different experience. You’re planning a natural birth- a vaginal delivery without pain […]
August 4, 2017
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An Open Letter to Breastfeeding Mothers

Hey. I see you. Literally, I see you because I sit with you at 2:30 am, while you feeding your baby for the 3rd time tonight. I […]
June 16, 2017
A weird smell after birth is normal- it's not all roses.

Postpartum Recovery: What if it Literally Stinks

Welcome back to our postpartum recovery series! Today, we’re talking about a thing that can cause a lot of silent worries- your sense of smell. Sometimes new […]
June 8, 2017
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First Smile? Or a Fart? Who Cares!

“Oh it’s just gas. That’s not his first smile. Babies that age can’t smile yet.” Every parent who has ever squealed at the sight of their […]
June 5, 2017
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10 Questions I Ask Mothers with a New Baby

Since becoming a postpartum doula, there’s been an explosion of new mothers in my life. Whether clients or close friends, I spend a LOT of time […]
May 4, 2017
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Top 10 Tips for Heading Back to Work After a Baby

It can be hard to imagine while pregnant, but there will come a time when you are no longer pregnant. Your little one will be here! […]
April 27, 2017
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Feeding Your Baby Isn’t Always Black and White

I tend to be a fairly black and white person, and I have to consciously work toward living more in the grey. Feeding my second baby […]
April 21, 2017
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Is a Postpartum and Infant Care Doula Right for Your Family?

Maybe you’ve heard of a postpartum and infant care doula. All the cool kids have, these days. But if you’re like a lot of families in […]
April 19, 2017
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Can Labor Pains Lead to Love?

Whether it’s your first, or fifth time, birth is unpredictable. We don’t know how long it will take, we can’t guarantee when it will happen, and […]
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November 30, 2016
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Five Ways a Postpartum Doula Can Help You Sleep

As a postpartum doula, my job is to ensure that you are adjusting to life after birth, and your baby is adjusting to this brave new […]
November 24, 2016
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Doulaing You Through The Holidays

Today is Thanksgiving, the start of what many call the most wonderful time of the year! Yay! And if you’re pregnant, or have a new baby, […]
November 2, 2016
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Work Your Birth Plan, Don’t Let it Work You

I love working with my clients. They’re smart. They’re inspiring. They’re determined. And they are focused on being loving, dedicated parents. Many of them have spent […]
September 10, 2016
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Holding Space is My Only Birth Philosophy

When asked what exactly I do as a doula, one of the phrases I immediately reach for is that I “hold space.” But I hesitate to […]