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What does a doula do, exactly?

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In a recent conversation with an expectant mom, she said: “I understand that doulas provide informational, physical, and emotional support … but what do you actually do? During a birth? Or before? Or – yeah, what do you do as a birth doula?” Good question. As a birth doula I …. ~ Answer any question […]

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If we bought wedding insurance ….

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Weddings are a big life event. We dream about our wedding day. And when the time finally comes, we plan for months! We make big decisions like where we’re going to get married, who is going to cater the reception, and who is going photograph our wedding. And we make the tiniest detailed decision too […]

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40 days of postpartum

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Those first forty days are traditionally protected, so mom and her newborn can acclimate to their new reality. This is a time to be insular and focus on your baby. In our culture, 40 days of relative tranquility can be challenging – or even impossible – to achieve. Not just because we’re so busy with […]

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Birth Circle

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You just found out you’re expecting and it’s a little bit (or a lot!) overwhelming. Whether this is your first baby or last – a big surprise, or planned forever. Connecting with other expecting families who live nearby is a fantastic idea. It’s helpful to walk this journey with others. That’s where Birth Circles come […]

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What’s in a name? ~ 5 Baby Name Resources

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Yay! You’re having a baby! …. And that’s about the time to start obsessing about baby name options. This is a big parenting responsibility! This is what this person will be called for life (usually). So I’ve gathered my favorite-naming resources. Five Baby Naming Tools Baby Name Wizard – Put any name into the search […]

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Ultimate Pregnancy Christmas Wish List

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Sometimes being pregnant means you really want something edible. Sometimes you really want something tangible. And sometimes you need something that has no monetary value but makes all the difference! Here are two wish lists – one that will make the pregnant person in your life feel nourished and loved; one that will make a […]