When 9/11 occurred, our world was completely changed; but we quickly moved to the new "Post 9/11 World." As the pandemic hit (and has continued it's spread), our world has completely changed -- but the shift to a "Post COVID World" has not happened yet (and may not for some time.) I am left with … Continue reading Temporary Exemption
It may seem easy to us – who wouldn’t want someone to take care of all their needs, the moment they need something. But if we unpack that a little bit, we realize that being a baby may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Imagine wanting to go into another room, but not … Continue reading It’s Hard Being a Baby!
There is a lot of focus put on nutrition when you decide you'd like to have a baby. Maybe you're in the planning phase or you just found out you're pregnant, but either way your view point toward the food you eat has likely changed. It can be a bit overwhelming as you think about … Continue reading Book Review – Eating for Pregnancy
My son is getting married next year, and he and his fiancé have decided not to register for gifts. They have all the things they need for their apartment and don't want to register for stuff just to have "new things." They have decided instead to "register" for a honeymoon. While there is no expectation … Continue reading Register for “Time”
As a doula and childbirth educator, I continually strive to get my clients evidence so they can make the best decisions for themselves and their babies. I truly believe in the autonomy of my clients and I work hard to create the space for them to use their voices. Evidence Based Birth® is an excellent resource … Continue reading
As a independent doula, and like many other birth workers, I am on-call from the moment my clients sign a contract with me. Birth can happen during any week of pregnancy and at any time of day, any day of the week. Because of this, it may seem that I don't really start working until … Continue reading “Unless I’m at a Birth”
Are you anxious about your upcoming hospital birth? Are you planning a home birth, but nervous about a possible hospital transfer? Is this the first time you’ll be admitted to a hospital and you’re unsure what to expect? Have you had a bad hospital experience and you’re wondering how to make this time different? About … Continue reading Savvy Birth 101
We live in a time when most people do not like uncertainty. We have instant knowledge at our fingertips, we can contact people anytime, and there are apps that allow us to know exactly where our family and friends are. We like to know the what, when, where and how. Then the pregnancy test comes … Continue reading Go With Your Gut
BellyBelly is an excellent resource for new parents. Based in Australia, Kelly Winder is passionate about providing evidence-based information and support for new moms and dads. You'll find a range of topics covering pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting. The BellyBelly Facebook page has a million followers! I recently came across an article titled, "10 … Continue reading Does My Baby Really NEED All This?
As a doula I am often asked nutrition questions by my clients, so I am always on the lookout for good resources. I recently read a book that I think is an excellent guide for pregnancy (and beyond) and I would love to tell you a bit about it. Lily Nichols RDN, CDE is a … Continue reading