What a Doula Does

A doula perinatal mentor is like your best friend.  Remember that love you had growing up with a friend that would listen to all your stories, ideas, and imaginary worlds you snail-mailed to each other? 

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Postpartum Anxiety Natural Prevention and Treatment

Postpartum anxiety is an ever growing illness, particularly in western cultures and stemming from western lifestyles that create adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, overload and shutdown.  Due to the nature of our culture, more women experience postpartum

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Mommy Brain Tips for Better Postpartum

Mommy Brain have you in a fog these days?  It's no secret mothers (and fathers) experience a brain change after welcoming a child into their lives.  It starts with hormonal changes during pregnancy, and the

What IF?

Let me start off by saying that little curse word - IF - is OK.  That question, "What if?" is OK.  There is NOTHING wrong with doubt.  There is NOTHING wrong with curiosity, questioning, and

Cloth Training Pants

If you follow me on my Facebook page, you'll probably see about my son peeing off the porch, in Tupperware, and various other "interesting" places around the house.  Diaper free babies are interesting.  I don't

Westernized Parenting

Take 1 part modern culture and mix it with 2 parts lack of support. Slowly add lack of sleep, children, and reduce down to limited social time. What do you get? The

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Pumping Breastmilk

Mothers going back to work or wanting a few hours away from their baby often have questions about pumping and feeding their baby while they're away. How do you get started?

Best Perinatal Articles

I'm consistently referencing a list full of articles that I find to be the most fascinating and helpful during the perinatal stages (on top of my blog, of course, lol). I wanted to start

Pass on the Paci

Pacifiers are everywhere, and mom’s breasts are nowhere to be seen. In a culture where most moms bottle feed, it is no wonder why we see pacifier use in almost every household throughout the