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Shake It Off


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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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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2015 Birth Trends in the U.S.

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What trends are on the birth horizon for 2015? 1. Doula Agencies Since the original release of the docu-film “The Business of Being Born” women have begun to hire birth doulas to help them avoid the cattle herding mentality of the

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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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Doulas: fee or for free?

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The question can be different than: should people pay money for my doula services, or should my gift to the community be my service as a doula?  Whether a doula works for a fee or for free makes little difference.

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What is a DOULA for?

Doulas attend births to help everyone there help the woman in labor.

For  all the years I have worked as a doula people have asked “what IS a doula?”  This post answers that question. Here I describe some of my ways of providing the services of a birth doula. The general idea

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Working Moms Breastfeeding


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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