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Finally! The Baby is Asleep!!

Okay.  So this post has absolutely nothing to do with being a birth doula or childbirth.  I am writing this to express my frustration with getting a baby’s sleep patterns to match my own. My daughter, Judith, is six months old.  All of my other babies, with the exception of one, have been trained to…

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What is the Zika Virus and Should You Worry?

Right now everyone is concerned with the Zika virus.  With it’s origination in South America, it seems like something you’d only read about in the papers.  However, with modern transportation bringing our countries closer, it’s starting to make its way up north to North America. What is it and can it hurt you or your…

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Walking For Labor Pain Relief
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Walking is a well known technique for helping laboring women and their babies progress towards the birth. Not only can it serve as a nice distraction but it actually helps contractions come closer together and it moves the baby down deeper into the pelvis. When a laboring mother walks it rocks her pelvis back and…

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Pro’s and Con’s of Eating Your Placenta
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I encapsulate placenta’s for my clients. I do this because I believe that some women need the extra hormones, protein, and nutrients after giving birth to properly heal.  I know many women (most probably) are grossed out by the idea of consuming their placenta (called placentophagy) but many consider it after experiencing depression, or a low…

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Why I Home Birth

Home.  This is where I prefer to birth.  I realize not everyone is physically able to do the same or are comfortable with this idea but for my situation this has always been ideal.   Home is where a woman feels most comfortable.  She can go where she pleases and do as she pleases.  She…

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What to pack in your hospital birth bag

If you’re planning on having your baby at the hospital or birth center you will need to pack a few things to bring with you. You will want to have these items ready to go just in case you go into labor early. Some of the essentials would be: *  Your photo ID and any…

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An Idea For A Postpartum Journal

  I just finished reading the book “You First” by Lea Michele. As a mother I know it can be difficult to find the time to sit down and journal. I was looking for a way to do this. This book looked interesting to me and I thought it could possibly help mothers like me,…

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A Recipe for the ULTIMATE Afterpain Tincture!
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When I was expecting Judith (#12) I wanted to have something to help with the after pain contractions after the birth.  As we don’t have much money I decided to make it myself.   Please understand when you first start out using herbs, making tinctures, etc. the cost can seem quite high.  I purchase my herbs…

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Losing Weight After Having A Baby

There is a new diet out there all the pregnant/nursing women are raving about.  It’s call the Trim Healthy Mama plan.  I’m sure many of you already know about it and many of you may already be following it.  This diet is high in protein, healthy fats, and healthy grains.  There is a little bit…

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What’s in a doula’s birth bag?

A lot of people wonder what doulas carry in their doula bag of tricks. What surprises many is that the majority of what we carry we don’t even use at the birth. Our most important tool is our hands. This tool is always available to comfort and support the mother. Sometimes though, mom may need…

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