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
Feeding your baby can be done by breastfeeding or bottlefeeding

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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February 15, 2017
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Fur Babies and Newborns- Preparing Your Pets for a Sibling

For many of us, pets are some of the first ways we grow our families. Our pets are our sidekicks, our pride and joy, and for […]
January 18, 2017
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As Your Doula, I Support Epidurals

I’m a labor doula. And I think that epidurals are invaluable. These sentences together surprise many people. But, I want to remind them of what my […]
January 13, 2017
A shower can help during labor

The Magic of a Shower in Labor

Showers are amazing. If I’m having a bad day, where things are slow to start, or when I just need a reset, I find that taking […]
January 3, 2017
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Birth is a Leap of Faith

I’m someone who loves the beginnings of things. The possibilities of a new page, a fresh start, and a new goal all appeal to me. And […]