Category Archives: Inspiration


I’m getting ready for a birth, prepping dinner for my family, triple checking my bag, baking cookies for the nurses. 🙂 When a mom calls me in early labor I’m trying to be calm as I ask questions and reassure … Continue reading

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Blessingway Ideas

I’m reading a fun book called Blessingways: A Guide to Mother-Centered Baby Showers–Celebrating Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood. It explains some of the traditions developing for blessingways as they become more popular and I’ve attended a few baby showers that incorporated … Continue reading

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The Running Analogy

This will apply if you love to run or if you haven’t run since that torturous junior high gym class. 🙂 But this is geared towards moms hoping for a medication free birth/natural labor/whatever you want to call it when … Continue reading

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Operation Special Delivery

Operation Special Delivery is a program providing free doula services to moms whose partner is deployed with the military, deceased or wounded, or who is away during the time of birth because of their service when the laboring mom has … Continue reading

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Yes, You DO Get a Gold Medal!

In the childbirth class I’m observing the parents discussed some of their questions or things they heard about birth. One mom said she’s heard (more than once) “You don’t get a medal for how you birth!” Which is true, but … Continue reading

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Inspiration – What Lies Within

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Beautiful Home Waterbirth

Video here.

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