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14 Reasons to Hire a Birth Doula

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Welcoming a new baby to the world this year? Do yourself a favor. Hire a doula. Research shows that doula support has a huge impact on labor outcomes. A birth doula provides emotional, physical, and informational support prenatally, continuously during labor, and postpartum.   If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not […]

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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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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 […]

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Stellar Birth Team Members

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Birth is tranformative, important, and essential. It’s vital that the birth team is respectful, knowledgeable, and trusting of women and birth. When your planning an event (say a wedding); buying a house; or going to school, surrounding yourself with the right team makes all the difference. Birth is no different. So who should be on […]

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Introducing :: Brown Eyed Photography Services Registry

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Brown Eyed Photography Birth Registry Just in time for the holidays, there is a baby registry available for Brown Eyed Photographer and Doula services! Professional Birth Photography and doula services are an incredible gift. Birth is a transformative experience. It is the foundation for your parenting journey. Doula support has shown to improve birth outcomes […]

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18 Tips for VBAC Candidates

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With a third of babies born via surgery, it’s no wonder that many women are seeking a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Fortunately, those that have gone before are a compassionate, generous, and wise group. When I asked for advice for VBAC hopefuls, these women had some wonderful pieces of wisdom. Tips for a Successful […]

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Why You Should Write Your Birth Story

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Birth is transformative, powerful, and overwhelming. It can feel unbelievable – that there are no words to express the experience. Taking the time to write out your birth story as soon as possible will allow you to process your experience. 6 Reasons to Write Down Your Birth Story For Remembering. Writing down your experience will […]