We’re Not Magicians

There’s a sign hanging up at my hairstylist’s booth that says “I’m a beautician, not a magician” I laugh every time I see it, and it got me thinking how people sometimes expect magic from regular folks.

I then thought about how many times I have received a birth doula inquiry from a pregnant-mom-to -be who is very interested in a […]

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A Great Way to Start the Day

Recently, a pregnant student asked what she could eat to start the day that is quick,tasty and nutritious. Here is my recipe for my morning shake that I drink daily to jump start my day.

Antioxidant Smoothie

1 medium banana
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
2 TBS ground flaxseed
1/2 raw avocado
1 cup Sunrise Grower Organic Mixed Berries
2 cups Earthbound Organic Deep Green Blends
2 […]

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The Value of Postpartum Support

There is no greater life change than becoming a mother. The physical and emotional challenges of pregnancy, labor and birth end with vulnerable ,dependent newborn to care for. The adjustments required for the new family can be very complex. Not having sleep, hormonal changes, breastfeeding difficulties and unrealistic expectations leave many new mothers and partners feeling overwhelmed in their new […]

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5 Things I Won’t Do as Your Doula

 

I WILL NEVER LIE TO YOU.

The relationship between a doula and her client is sacrosanct. You must always trust what I say is the truth. So if you ask me “Is this almost over? or “Do you think I am coping well?”, I will answer you with complete honesty.                      […]

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The Moment You’ve Waited for Your Whole Life

When your midwife/doctor puts your newborn on your chest, still attached to you via the umbilical cord. What is going through your mind? How happy you are? Are you in shock? Do you feel like you are in a dream? Are you laughing or crying? Are you relieved that it is over?Do you feel this overwhelming love and joy coursing […]

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Just Wait Until You’re in Labor

How many times did I hear that with my first pregnancy, when I shared my desire to have a natural birth?

Almost every time! I remember feeling a little embarrassed –was I being grandiose? And a little frightened-was I being foolish?

Of course, the answer to both questions was no. I was being neither foolish nor grandiose. I just wanted to try […]

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