If you regularly read this blog, then you may remember that I suffered through my second miscarriage back in June. Well, six weeks later I got the surprise of my life: a positive pregnancy test! Even though I was thrilled to once again be expecting, I emotionally did not feel ready. I was still trying … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss: Overcoming Anxiety
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!
Today's post is a very special guest post by my sister-in-law, Kirstie. She recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl (although I may be a bit biased 😉). After hearing her birth story I asked if she would be willing to share her natural birth story here on the blog, and she graciously agreed. … Continue reading A Natural Waterbirth: The Birth Story of Kensington Deeann
You've done the research and understand the value of having a doula support you at your birth. You've reached out to a few doulas and have set up meetings to get to know them. Now what? How will you know what to ask? Or how will you know if you and this particular doula will … Continue reading Ten Important Questions to Ask at the Doula Interview
Doulas are present at only 6% of all births. In recent years more people have been hiring a doula for their birth, but there are still a lot of uncertainties and myths surrounding what a doula does. Hopefully this post will help to set some things straight. 1. A doula is like a midwife Wrong. … Continue reading 5 things I won’t do as your doula
2016 has come to a close, and as I reflect back on the past year I can't help but think of how 2016 served as the launching pad of my doula business. I feel like I've learned so much, and I'm so excited to see what 2017 will bring. But I wouldn't have been able … Continue reading A Thank You Letter to My Clients
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."-Hippocrates I'm going to share with you one of my favorite ways of having a healthy pregnancy and delivery: Probiotics. A probiotic is the good bacteria in your body that protects you from illness. Did you know that the mucous membranes of your digestive, urinary, and … Continue reading Probiotics during Pregnancy