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Doula & Midwife: What’s the difference?

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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. […] Read more


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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 […] Read more

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex is no fun for nursing moms

Imagine settling down into your favorite rocker, a big glass of water at the ready, getting your baby situated, and as you feel the sharp pull of her latch and your milk letting down a wave of utter sadness and despair washes over you. Imagine this happened every time you nursed your baby and every […] Read more

There ain’t no room for Judgy McJudgerson!

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Surprise! It turns out there isn’t just ONE correct way to parent your child(ren). But wouldn’t the books, blogs, experts and the neighbor like for you to think there is, or at least they’d like you to believe there is a BEST way. Those of us dedicating our professional lives to helping women and their […] Read more

The gift of self-advocating

When we ask prospective clients why they are interested in having a doula at the birth of their child, most people include something to the tune of “I want someone to advocate for me at the hospital.” We get this. It can be daunting to imagine oneself in labor, having to remember all the details […] Read more

Are “BIG” babies BIG problems?

Up here in the mountains “big” babies aren’t as common, but many mothers – locally and nationally – are either induced or recommended to have a cesarean section for a suspected “big” baby. Similarly, some women are induced due to a suspected “small” baby. As doulas, we are often supporting families who are making a […] Read more

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 […] Read more

Our New Home!

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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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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 […] Read more

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