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I hate yoga, but I still want to prepare my body for birth

I hate yoga, but I still want to prepare my body for birth

  I hate yoga. Anyone else like me? I know that yoga is a great thing for so many people. Calming the mind, centering the breath, grounding your energy, stretching your body, gaining strength. There is no denying the benefits, especially for pregnant people. But I just can’t do it. It has taken me years […]

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When does it get easier? Wish you had a TIMELINE for the most fussy weeks?

When does it get easier? Wish you had a TIMELINE for the most fussy weeks?

Many things have been written about fussy babies, and I say read it all and try everything! This post is more about planning for them and coping with them as parents, and less about how to fix a fussy baby. Because sometimes you can’t and you just have to COPE. First of all, if you […]

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Why is my 6 week old baby so hard?

Why is my 6 week old baby so hard?

I had 7 calls last week from parents who were in THOSE weeks. You know, the bad ones. (Those are weeks 3-8 usually.) Remember those? Like when your baby stopped just going to sleep after feedings and woke up only to fuss much of the time he was awake UNTIL the next feed? And all […]

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Hair falling out after baby?

Hair falling out after baby?

  New baby in your life? Finding your hair actually falling out at a rapid pace? Before you freak out, let me tell you a little story. Several years ago we got a puppy after years of hearing our kids beg and plead for a dog. We were smitten with fluffy dogs that look like […]

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Dictionary of Birth Workers and Family Support

Dictionary of Birth Workers and Family Support

  Do you dream about becoming a doula or midwife? Do you think birth is the most exciting thing on earth? Do you have a special touch with babies or do people call you the Baby Whisperer? Are you curious what options there are for someone with your unique traits? Have you experienced the support […]

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Making life better with babies

Making life better with babies

  I can’t help it. I see the need for doulas everywhere. The anxiety of selling a house, fears about going to the dentist, the grief of losing a loved one. The impact of having a doula’s support can be felt in so many arenas even though our primary role is support for new parents […]

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The day my doula warmed up my coffee.

The day my doula warmed up my coffee.

Ten years ago, when I was early in my postpartum doula career, I visited a home with a new set of triplets. After the feeding routine one morning, I noticed the mom had a half-finished cup of coffee, now cold. My tidy sense said pick it up and take it downstairs with the bottles to […]

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Is Tummy Time really that important?

Is Tummy Time really that important?

  This week I interviewed Michelle Emanuel, an Occupational Therapist and Craniosacral Therapist, who teaches her trademarked TummyTime! Program to parents and other professionals (bodyworkers, lactation consultants, doulas, educators, etc) which is where I first learned this approach, including the Polyvagal Theory. As many families have questions about tummy time with their baby, I thought […]

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“I truly want no other mom to go through what I went through walking around Target that day after birth!”

“I truly want no other mom to go through what I went through walking around Target that day after birth!”

In the interest of caring for postpartum moms especially after birth, Kimberly Bepler shares an interview with Ari Diaz of Mommy Concierge featuring the New Mommy Care Packages, designed to support recovery for brand new moms.   Why did you start your New Mommy business?   I started the business after having my second child. […]

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7 secret benefits to having a postpartum doula

7 secret benefits to having a postpartum doula

People are finally beginning to hear about postpartum doulas and all they provide (and not just how great birth doulas are…although they are!). Did you know these secret doula benefits? Mothers who have doula support pump more milk. Yes, it is true! When your doula visits, you will likely see a jump in your milk […]

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