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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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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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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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Midwife vs. Doula

What is the difference between a Midwife and a Doula? Once a month, I teach a class called “I’m Pregnant, Now What?!”  In every class session one of my first questions to those in attendance is “What questions do you

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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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Glucose Testing

The current standards (at the time of this writing) for diagnosing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus were created 30 – 40 years ago.  Glucose testing was designed to identify women who were potentially at greater risk for developing Type II diabetes later

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Working Moms Breastfeeding

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A colleague of mine, Cat Halek is an Infant Feeding Specialist (fka Lactation Counselor).  Cat talks with people about boobs, babies, and butts (the babies’ butts, because what goes in must come out ; ).  The conversations we have together about

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