Doula & Midwife: What’s the difference?

Doulas and midwives have very different roles when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth. I like to say “doulas are the coachers and midwives are the catchers.” A birth doula is a trained professional that offers emotional support, physical comfort techniques and positions, advocacy, and educational support during pregnancy, labor, and through the postpartum period.…

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Holidays

The holidays can be such a lovely time of year. They can also bring social pressure, overwhelm, consumerism, and guilt. There’s so much merriment, so much anticipation, and yet…the holidays can also feel like a lot of pressure to preform, to conform, and to consume. Let’s navigate this season with our sanity and sense of…

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September Class Schedule

Hello everyone, I am very excited for the upcoming month and fall equinox, but I can’t believe how fast summer has gone. I have been busy working with families, attending lots of births and moving into our new location. Growth, while always challenging, can be exciting, too. What excites me is sharing the September class…

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Our New Home!

I am SO Excited to share the news with you… The Family Nest has a new home. Located in downtown Carbondale at 26 South 3rd St. above The Village Smithy! I will be moving in August 5th, 2017. I have been planning and patiently searching for a good home for The Family Nest for two…

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Prenatal Yoga

Soon-to-be (or already, but expecting more) mamas, mark your calendars. Kula’s prenatal 5 week series will take place on SUNDAYS, 4:00 – 5:15 pm, from February 5th to March 5th. This series is specifically focused on prenatal care. We will incorporate a full body workout by including strength, balance and flexibility while also addressing certain…

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Knowing the Unknown… Are you prepared?

“Knowing the Unknown” is a phrase I like to share with you today. If you are a first time parent or have had multiple children you know there are many unanswered questions about how this baby will change your life. There is a lot of growth that happens as you become a family. Do you…

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Mama Needs Self-Care

Autumn hugs dear mamas!   Looking out the window to see Mt. Sopris covered in a soft blanket of snow gently reminds me, summer is officially over. It is now time to harvest what we have tended to all spring and summer and let go of what remains, to make space for new growth. How…

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Mindful Labor & Birth Guide

This is a great BIRTH MANTRA to repeat to yourself: “I birth my baby with ease, relaxed, every surge is manageable and comfortable.” As a birth Doula I have assisted many women to have empowered birth experiences. Through my work I have found that these three tips have been a blessing in the birth room. I hope…

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What is a postpartum doula?

It is an honor and privilege to introduce you to Teresa Weinstein, she is a postpartum doula and has been following this passion for over 15 years, help me welcome her into our community! Come meet us at Glenwood Library Aug 23 @ 7pm and Carbondale Library Sept 13 @ 6pm for more information plus…

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10 REASONS TO ACQUIRE A DOULA

Have you ever wondered what all the hype about a doula is? Well then, I am here to tell you 10 reasons of how they help you have the best possible birth. Birth can be one of the most joyful experiences a woman has. With the help of a doula she may feel more supported…

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