Thankful Thursday – Dairy-Free Pregnancy – Thanksgiving Foods

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I wanted to kick this series off with one of the big things I’m thankful for in my life as the holidays approach, dairy-free food options! Especially for those of us who try to navigate a dairy-free pregnancy! As a … Read More

Infant Sleep the Magical Mythical Unicorn

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Infant sleep can be like a magical, mythical unicorn in a new parent’s world. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked something like “How can I get my baby to sleep at night?” or “Is my baby … Read More

CenteringParenting Comes to El Rio Birth Center

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Comes to El Rio Birth and Women’s Health Center   “It makes us feel as if we’re not alone. A lot of times we think, ‘I’m the only one going through this’, but then you go to group and you’re … Read More

Learning to Breastfeed

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  Recovering from birth and learning to breastfeed can be a challenge.  Even for the most experienced of parents.  I’d been a doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor for the better part of 7 years when my youngest was born. … Read More

The Facebook Backup

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You might be wondering, what is “The Facebook Backup” I’ve sat on this post for almost a year. But a recent rise in posts in online doula communities searching for a Facebook backup has prompted me to open it back … Read More

What to Pack For Your Birth

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One of the most common topics we discuss with the families who hire us is what to pack for your birth. The decision about what to pack for your birth is a common focus as your due date approaches.  Not … Read More

In Life and Birth: The only way out is through.

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I hear myself say this a lot to clients during labor and birth.  Especially during pushing. “The only way out is through.” Through the sensation, through the pressure, the fear and yes, through the pain.  There is almost always a … Read More

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