If you're pregnant or have had a baby any time in the past 6 months, then you probably can't browse social media without seeing all kinds of pregnancy, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum articles. As both a mom and doula, my Pinterest feed is about 80% baby articles. While there can be a lot … Continue reading Loving Your Postpartum Body
It's been three days since we found out our baby was gone. Three days since we found out we would never get to hold or even look upon this little one's sweet face. Three days since our family's life was changed forever. On June 6th I noticed some brown spotting. I instantly called my doula, … Continue reading Pregnancy Loss-Our Miscarriage Story
After 2 years, I've officially completed the doula certification process. I am officially a certified birth doula through DONA International! A goal that I am excited to say has finally come to fruition. So, what's next? Well, quite a lot! In February I started working as an IC for a doula agency in Cleveland. If you … Continue reading Stacie Loughrin CD(DONA)
"What are you thinking?!" "Can you stop whining for 5 minutes, please?" "Just go to your room!" I stomp angrily around the house, throwing random toys into the trash can and hurling plastic cups and plates into the sink. The baby has dumped her entire lunch on the floor (again) and the floor has to … Continue reading When Motherhood is Hard: 4 Ways to Cope
It's been a while since I've posted anything, but I promise I have a good reason. On April 22 we got this news: Baby #4 is on the way! I'm now 11 weeks, and estimated due date is Christmas Day. Even though we wanted another, and even though I suspected for a few days before … Continue reading Surprise!