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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

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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

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Shake It Off

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How Labor Starts: Contractions

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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

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The Language of a Doula

As a doula, my role is to provide clients with physical and emotional support during labor and childbirth.  But how does a doula work with clients when they speak a different language?  The first time for me to do this

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Epidural: My Opinion

My opinion on epidurals, their effect on labor, mom, and baby. We hear and read warnings about epidurals.  People often ask me my opinion.  So here it is: Epidurals can slow labor for a few different reasons… 1) When on

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A Gratitude List??

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More often than not, when clients reach their estimated due date or are still pregnant after it, they ask “what can I do to get labor started?”  In addition to nipple stimulation and drink red raspberry leaf tea, my reply

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