Blog Archives

7 Doula Scenes in Orange Is The New Black

Orange_is_the_New_Black_2016

or at least scenes that show how doulas work In season 4: E11 of Orange Is The New Black there are many moments that can illustrate how a doula works. Now I’ll do my best to keep the secrets of

Posted in blog Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

So what is Mothercare?

And why should you care? Mothercare is a word I created to parallel the term childcare which focuses on providing the basic necessities for children.  However, many parents want care providers for their young ones who exceed the basics. In

Posted in blog Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Friday Round Up

HAPPY Friday!!! We made it through this week…and we’ve lost some this week (music legend Prince comes to mind) It dawned on me to share the following blog posts and videos in a weekly round up.with you since they touched

Posted in blog Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Babypod: Useless Pregnancy Crap

babypod

Has The HUFFPOST gone the way of The Onion?!  Offering satirical faux news stories to give us a laugh??  Well, this latest article from HUFFPOST Parents has gone one step too far.  Actually now that I sit to type this

Posted in blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Shake It Off

iw_profit-comparison

In one of my online Mommy & Me groups one mother recently posted she was looking for a meal replacement shake: “I’m determined to get rid of this baby weight starting in the new year so I’m wondering if anyone

Posted in blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Doula Learns Adoption

Of the many, many women and families whom I’ve worked with only recently has it been my honor to support families, more specifically a birth mother, during the adoption process.  As a birth doula, my focus is well ….birth.  What

Posted in blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

SUP and Childbirth

I didn't choose my board; like we don't choose our bodies.  We just gotta go with what we have.

Yep, I am making that comparison.  S.U.P or Stand Up Paddle Boarding can be like labor and childbirth. A few weeks ago I did it.  I joined one of my life mentors, Lisa Marie Jenkins and a group of about

Posted in blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Back To School: Doula for Mom

Mom's Corner: a place for mom to just be comfortable.

So a birth doula is around for women and their families during pregnancy, labor, and birth.  But what does a doula do when none of her clients are in labor?  Well, me…I am out and about in my community!  Not

Posted in blog, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

How Labor Starts: Water Breaking

How Labor Starts: 2. “Water Breaking” Sometimes it’s a slow leak.  Sometimes it’s a big gush.  Either way, it’s a sign.  And it’s a good idea to noticed what time it is when you notice this change.  Science shows us

Posted in blog

How Labor Starts: Contractions

how labor starts, labor contractionws

This week’s posts will be about How Labor Starts.  Inspired by a woman in the St. Pete Mommy and Me 2015 Babies Facebook group that I moderate.  She has been having some contractions for days, and asked the group if

Posted in blog Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,