Birth Plan: A Doula's Perspective

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…

Fathers Day blog

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…

skin to skin

Skin-to-skin with your baby leads to happier, healthier development

Throughout history, the newborn’s traditional rite of passage has been from mother’s womb to mother’s arms. And for good reason. Skin to skin with your baby leads to happier, healthier development. The transition to the outside world is far smoother with a mother holding her baby close to her heart.  What we observe when babies…

Life with a newborn

Life with a newborn. What to expect in the first 5 days.

The key to life with a newborn is knowing what to expect in the first 5 days so that you’re not caught off guard, instead you feel prepared for life with your newborn(s). The truth is, there is no such thing as the “only way” to transition into life with a newborn. It’s different for…

mothers day celebration

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, start celebrating today!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, start celebrating today… all week, all month, all damn year! It’s time to spoil yourself, by all means sister – you deserve it. Mama, you are constantly giving, constantly taking care of your families, constantly on the go. There is little time to recharge and rejuvenate, little time…

cesarean birth

10 Tips for the Best Cesarean Birth Possible

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,…