Author Archives: Heidi Thaden-Pierce

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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Birthy Blog Post Round-Up IV – Parents’ Version

Another post from CordMama.com about how beautiful our bodies are, accompanied by gorgeous birth photos! And also – I’m not sure if the words or photos are more breathtaking, but I adore this post about the sisterhood of women, and … Continue reading

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Birthy Blog Round Up III – Parents’ Version

After seeing several posts recently that I thought were so helpful I decided a blog round up was in order! This is the round up for parents, but there’s another round-up for birth professionals that’s available through my Tips for … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek – Baby Hazel

Two years ago I had the honor of attending the birth of their first little girl, and this week I was there as they welcomed their second daughter. It was a gorgeous day with a gorgeous family, and I can’t … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week 2015

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! How sweet is this hour old baby tucked in with his momma? Though I think this is also a great time to remember that however we nourished our babies’ bodies – breast or bottle – the … Continue reading

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Tips for Doulas Testimonials

Wondering if the Tips for Doulas program is worth it? I have never found such an informative site as yours… Bless you for your advice and wisdom in posting this knowledge for all of us entering this career. -Michele Thank … Continue reading

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Birthy Blog Round Up II – Parents’ Version

After seeing several posts recently that I thought were so helpful I decided a blog round up was in order! This is the round up for parents, but there’s another round-up for birth professionals that’s available through my Tips for … 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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Gift Certificates for Doula Services

The benefits of having a doula present at birth are known, and what better gift can friends and family provide for an expectant mom than helping her have a better birth experience? While baby gifts are so much fun to … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement Re: Breastfeeding in Public

Oh, this sone made me laugh! I think it was her facial expressions that were the real icing on the cake. Enjoy!!

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