how doula support can enhance a cesarean birth

How Doulas support Cesarean Births

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…

world doula week

World Doula Week. Why Doulas are for everyone!

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,…

Childbirth during a pandemic

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

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…

New Family Nest

Major Announcement! Big changes at The 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,…

Family Nest Colorado

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.…

Family Nest Colorado

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…