Author Archives: Heidi Thaden-Pierce

Tips for Doulas – Anniversaries and Changes!

REMINDER: YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM PAYPAL SAYING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED IF YOU ARE A PREVIOUS SUBSCRIBER. YOU WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE ACCESS AS USUAL. Five years ago this month I completed my certification as a birth … Continue reading

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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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*Welcome – Start Here!*

Welcome, I’m Heidi – I’ve been fortunate to work with over 300 couples through my various roles as a doula, birth photographer, midwife assistant, and teacher.  My family has relocated from Denton, Texas to Nottingham, England so I’ve taken leave … Continue reading

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TED Talks for Birth

I’m working my way through this list of videos – let me know which you like, or if there are others I should watch! TED Birth Talks

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Expressing Thanks | Tips for Doulas

Over the last year my work has been blessed by countless friends, old and new. I’ve been introduced to amazing families, wonderful birth professionals, and loving mentors. I try to incorporate my own branding into my business. It’s simple to … Continue reading

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The Joy in the Moment

This photo makes me tear up – this sweet momma worked so hard to welcome her third baby into the world, and the joy and triumph and relief is so apparent on her face. Her little one looks a bit … Continue reading

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A Doula Does NOT… | Tips for Doulas

While doulas are becoming more common, I am still frequently being asked, “What is a doula?” I’ve explained that here. So let’s talk about what a doula is not: * I do NOT provide medical care or advice. I am … Continue reading

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Hello, World!!

Her midwife was doing her exam and about to weigh her and this gorgeous little one was just checking out the world and wondering what was going on around her. She was so bright eyed and beautiful!

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Baby Toes Make Me Smile!

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