Book Review – The Doula Book

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Hello!! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written here. I’m using these summer months to take a break from many of my extra activities and focus in on getting finished and accredited as a doula. Besides the … Continued

4 Traits of Entrepreneurs as a Work-at-Home-Mom

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Yes, I am an entrepreneur. I’ve had been calling myself just a stay-at-home-mom who is working towards writing books and accreditation as a doula. It’s a slow process. But I’ve realized I need to change my mindset. I AM an … Continued

The 4th Trimester and Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty

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The 4th Trimester – have you ever heard that term before? It’s a real thing. The process of giving birth is not just about the newborn. When a baby is born, a mother is also born. A father is born. Big … Continued

If the Doula was not there… No one would

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It’s true that many times no one notices what the doula does; they only notice if she’s not there. The professional doula often works in the background. So if the doula was not there…no one would:   Shut the door … Continued

Focus for this Website

I am constantly pulled in so many different directions. I have two boys under the age of 2 1/2 and I have the type of personality that wants to take on every challenge I hear about! Haha. Yet, I want … Continued

What You Will Need the First Couple of Months of Motherhood

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It’s so hard to know what you will really NEED for a baby. The baby industry has grown a lot in recent years and it’s just so easy to be sucked in and led to believe that you need this … Continued

My Experience with Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding. Such a HUGE topic. I could easily write for 31 days on this topic alone. (Maybe I will next year!) I think I’m going to break this topic into three posts. One: what to know about breastfeeding. Two: tips for … Continued

Tips For Overcoming Breastfeeding Struggles

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Breastfeeding. Such a HUGE topic. I could easily write for 31 days on this topic alone. (Maybe I will next year!) I have broken this topic done into three posts. One: what to know about breastfeeding. Two: tips for overcoming breastfeeding … Continued

What to Know about Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding. Such a HUGE topic. I could easily write for 31 days on this topic alone. (Maybe I will next year!) I think I’m going to break this topic into three posts. One: what to know about breastfeeding. Two: tips for … Continued

How to Survive the First Two Weeks of Motherhood

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  Newborn Health I’m starting with this topic because I know for me and for many other moms, our main concern after our baby is born is our baby’s health. We are constantly asking ourselves (and others) lots of questions: … Continued

Newborn Standard Hospital Practices You Should Think About

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There are so many awesome topics related to pregnancy, labor, and giving birth. Someday I’ll do another series which is more focused on pregnancy and natural birth. I could spend time talking about writing a birth plan. I definitely would suggest … Continued

A healthy baby is NOT all that matters in birth

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A healthy baby is NOT all that matters in birth Very often when people say, “a healthy baby is all that matters,” what they mean is that the baby survived birth. But that is not the only thing that matters. … Continued

Motherhood – It’s a rite of passage

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In our day and age (and specifically the American culture) we treat birth as something that is no big thing. It happens everyday and can be managed with medication. But it IS a big deal!! From the perspective of the … Continued

Ain’s Birth Story and How I Realized I am Strong

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I am strong because I labored for 27 hours and pushed for an hour and a half on three hours of sleep and without any pain medication.   WARNING: This is a birth story. If reading about childbirth isn’t your thing, you … Continued