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From Birth to Real Estate

I know, I can hear you now… “how does someone go from birth work to real estate?!” Well, the line may not be a direct one still let’s see if we can trace it from one to the other… As

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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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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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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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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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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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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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