Category Archives: Pregnancy

Fear Free Childbirth

I was fortunate to visit with Alexia from FearFreeChildbirth.com and we had a great talk about births & how she serves families. Since I’m recently relocated to the UK it was great to also hear a bit about the birth … Continue reading

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Pregnancy & Fear

Five years ago this month I wrote a guest post for Birth Without Fear on the topic of coping in pregnancy after a loss, premature arrival, or traumatic birth experience. As Kit and I collaborated on it we discussed what … Continue reading

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Lactation Smoothie (Good for Any Momma, Pregnant or Postpartum)

Lactation cookies are yummy, but not exactly the healthiest option. Energy balls are also great for lactation – and healthier, but you may not want to be eating those all the time either. (There’s also a granola bar lactation recipe … Continue reading

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Midwife Katie & Prenatal Visit

It’s always fun to attend a prenatal visit with a (repeat!) client and even more so when the midwife is a friend! I’m so excited to greet this little one soon – and you can see how excited the big … Continue reading

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Baby Essentials & Not

(This is from our family blog, we’ve been asked what sorts of things we thought were crucial and what we ended up not using with our six babies. Here you go! Disclosure, some of these links are affiliate links and … Continue reading

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Samaritan Ministries & Doulas

Several clients have been participating in Samaritan Ministries as a health insurance alternative. If you are also with them (or a doula whose clients use this organization) I wanted to make sure you know they will reimburse you for part … Continue reading

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The Gift of Our Presence

This quote jumped out at me when reading a magazine, so I cut it out to save in my inspiration binder. Whether with our partner or children or friends, I think being fully present is increasingly challenging in our very … Continue reading

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Loss Support | Tips for Doulas

(Trigger warning – please skip this post if you are healing from a recent loss!) Originally posted May 2012, updated May 2015. Today is International Bereaved Mother’s Day to remember all of those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. … Continue reading

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Pre-Birth (and Conception!) Checklist

(Written May 2011 and updated January 2015.) When I landed on bedrest with our third baby still in our first trimester I was nowhere near ready to bring a newborn home. I had to get ready real fast, and while … Continue reading

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Cesarean Rates & Information

I’ve read through many of the posts on The Unnecesarean Blog and I’ve linked to some of them before. It’s a fantastic resource for moms and birth professionals. (Hint, hint, doulas – you really should go check it out.) I … Continue reading

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