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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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Babypod: Useless Pregnancy Crap

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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

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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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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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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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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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