Birth Plan: A doula’s perspective

You’re pregnant, and you may have heard about writing a birth plan; maybe you already have one drafted. Let’s talk about your typical birth plan and it’s benefits. I’m going to share with you 3 tips to consider when creating your birth plan below, but more importantly what else to consider because true preparation for…

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Simple, but powerful moments with Dad.

I love my father so much and honor his memory, happy Father’s Day Dad! I think it is all about the simple, but powerful moments with dad. Not only on Father’s day, but every day. They add up and it’s typically the smallest things that matter most. This father’s day I want to encourage you to…

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10 Tips for the Best Cesarean Birth Possible

cesarean birth

Here are 10 tips for the best cesarean birth possible. Creating a very special and satisfying birth experience for you, your partner, and your baby. You may have learned that you must have a cesarean birth or a planned cesarean for your safety or the baby’s. But, aside from clear medical indications for cesarean section,…

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How Doulas support Cesarean Births

how doula support can enhance a cesarean birth

For Cesarean Awareness Month, I’d like to share how doula support can enhance cesarean births and help bring forth a meaningful experience. When working with expectant mothers I like to ask what they envision for their birth experience. Many soon-to-be mothers who seek out my support are anticipating having a vaginal birth or a VBAC…

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World Doula Week. Why Doulas are for everyone!

world doula week

March 22-28 is World Doula Week! The theme for 2021 is #Doulas Find A Way. As I celebrate World Doula Week I began to reflect on the past 12 months of the pandemic. I see doulas everywhere changing the lives of parents-to-be in different ways than once considered. Normal it seems, is a far fetched,…

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Giving birth during a Pandemic. Holding steady at 8 cm dilated

Childbirth during a pandemic

Giving birth during a pandemic has it’s own impact much differently than in years past. In the best of times, preparing for labor and delivery is both exciting and nerve-wracking. But if you’ll be giving birth during the global coronavirus pandemic, you may understandably be feeling more stressed and apprehensive than joyful. I interviewed Collette…

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Major Announcement! Big changes at The Family Nest

New Family Nest

I have some great news to share with you today… a shiny new Family Nest is live! Check it out at www.familynestcolorado.com and tell me what you think. I’m curious, what’s the first thing you felt as a new visitor? We all give birth to so many things in our lives from time to time. Babies, new careers,…

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