Category Archives: Readings

Comfort Measures | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted May 2011, updated December 2015. Notes from the book & my own thoughts in addition to help laboring mommas from The Labor Progress Handbook, – Change positions every 30 minutes. Even something as simple as switching sides if … Continue reading

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Nice Girls Book – Worth the Read! | Tips for Doulas

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers This has been a really, really interesting read for me. While it’s geared towards women in the typical corporate work environment, it absolutely applies to … Continue reading

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Reading List for Birth Professionals

While I have a lending library and Pinterest board for my doula clients, I realized I should have one for doulas and other birth professionals. Training programs have required reading books that cover birth in general, but there are other … Continue reading

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Martha Sears – My Hero

My firstborn baby was spirited, to put it mildly. Nursing at least every two hours around the clock (or every 45 minutes), PASSIONATE about expressing his opinion, not needing much sleep, wanting constant touch. As a new parent hearing so … Continue reading

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Lending Library Addition – Sleep & Nursing

I’m grateful to live in such a strong, supportive, amazing community for families. Despite our town’s population (120,000+ in addition to two state universities) it still feels like a small town where the librarian greets our kids by name, the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Giving Life – Book Review

This book review is a stop on the Gift of Giving Life Book Tour. From the book synopsis: The Gift of Giving Life: Rediscovering the Divine Nature of Pregnancy and Birth offers something that no other book has before‚Äďa spiritual … Continue reading

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Want to Be My Client?

This is how my birth doula services work. My intake form which I need you to fill out before our first prenatal visit. The birth history form if you’ve had children before, which I also need before our visit. My … Continue reading

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Mommy Mantras

I don’t often post book reviews here but today it struck me that this is one of those book so many moms would benefit from – Mommy Mantras: Affirmations and Insights to Keep You From Losing Your Mind will help … Continue reading

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Pain & Perception

On occasion I have a chance to help out with a childbirth class, during which we discuss concerns the parents have or things they’ve heard about birth. Without fail each class has several moms (if not all!) mention their fear … Continue reading

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More BOOKS!

Look what I got in the mail today! A sweet friend offered to send me some doula books she’s not using right now. Two are duplicates of ones I already have (which is good, because those are already out on … Continue reading

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