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all about baby

It’s all about the baby, especially with a first baby, everyone is wondering about the baby, friends and family call to find out when is baby coming, how come it’s taking so long, Friends and family all want to come by to visit the baby. Baby gets all the attention, it is an amazing journey for baby to be sure,

Village

I am sure you have heard this before, “it takes a village to raise a child”. Well building your village can start early on, even before baby joins you earth side. Babies like us are all different, some are easy going, some are less, some are demanding, some are needy, some are busy, some are quiet, some are a mix

sleeping after baby arrives

You know while your are pregnant, and I really am focusing this statement with first time pregnancy, many friends and family members will say ” enjoy your sleep now because many sleepless nights lie ahead!” Dr.Sears says that we can impact sleep through nutrition, yes that is right, again we are what we eat! First on the list Water, we

steps to avoid induction

Four steps to avoid being induced: Evening Primrose Oil EPO contains prostaglandins which can help ripen the cervix. I took it for PMS before getting pregnant too. It’s good for hormonal balance in general. It can be taken orally or as a vaginal suppository. I opted to just stick with taking it orally. The suppository method can get, ahem… messy. Be

Empowerment comes with Knowledge

Knowledge about birth comes with being informed. Women who feel empowered about their pregnancy and feel like they are in a good space are women who ask questions and stay informed every step of the way throughout pregnancy. Women believe in themselves and the transformation taking place within their bodies and their womb. For millions of years women have had

The Vitamin K Question

The vitamin K comes with many questions these days, and the clients I assist often are quite reluctant to give any kind of anything to their babies, therefore I get asked often what I think, even though what I think has no bearing on anything because it is not my pregnancy and not my baby, giving informed choices though is

Mother Daughter Doula Duo

The year end, 2017, was a wonderful one for my Doula experience, as a mother and grandmother, with a daughter who is also my doula back up, we were blessed with being able to actually doula together with a client having a home birth, and it was unique and wonderful for everyone. The experience was so amazing that we have

Thoughts and Reflections

As 2017 comes to an end, I feel compelled to express my thoughts and reflections of the past year. As this is my last blog for the year, I would simply like to thank each and every family who believed in me and gave me the amazing opportunity to assist them with their birth and arrival of their new baby.

Weaving the Story- Final Holistic Chapter

In the final chapter, we weave the entire birth story. During the next days and even weeks, the vortex remains open. Motherbaby… are establishing their relationship and rhythm.The alerted state is still very apparent but beginning to close. How quickly it closes depends on how soon the mother returns to her ordinary reality. During this time,family and caregiver revisit the

Communion- Holistic Stages of Birth

When the communion stage arrives in the holistic stages of birth that is the moment when the parents decide it is ok to share their new baby with others blessed to be in the room with them, children, grandparents,friends, attendants are all invited to greet the newborn.At this invitation the caregiver may move into the space of the mother and