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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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more

The Love Hormone

What triggers birth and how do I trust the process? Nature has designed birth in such a unique way to be calm and manageable. Our bodies have triggers that release hormones, these hormones are what helps us cope with the intensities, emotions, and bodily changes in labor. So, let’s break it down. Where does it […] Read more

Having “A BALL” with pregnancy and birth

pregnancy and birth movement techniques to ease tension and pain in labor

Having an exercise ball can ease tension and lessen pain for you and your baby during pregnancy and labor. Below you will find some great movement techniques you can start using today! If you would like more ideas or support for birth I recommend looking into doula care as well.      For one, I […] Read more

Four Essentials for Intuitive Birthing

Physical: In Colorado we are so lucky to be surrounded by wildlife, mountains, and sweet nectar. Get outside and wash your body in beauty and fresh air. Exercise is important and will boost endorphin levels. It is also important to strengthen your legs, hips, and back muscles for labor. Simple exercises and dance is a fun way to […] Read more

Birthday Kisses from an Angel

My mother’s birthday was today. Wanda would’ve been seventy-two years old, celebrating next to me, if I had it my way. Instead, I find myself in nature where I feel closest to her. While hiking up Grizzly Creek, I find myself surrounded by PURPLE BUTTERFLIES and I can feel her spirit all around me. Her […] Read more

The Doula’s Missing Link

Throughout my first year of being a Doula I felt there was something missing in the work I was doing. At that time I was unable to put my finger on it.  This hidden terrain between my birth work as a Doula and the postnatal health benefits of Placenta Encapsulation. After I attended a birth […] Read more

Placenta. The Tree of Life

~As women we have the choice to utilize our own placenta as a health benefit for mother and baby. My mission is to support the mother in capturing their own vital life force through placenta encapsulation. The vital nutrients in the placenta is an essential part of postpartum care. My heartfelt nature goes into processing […] Read more

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses.

I read the book Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Woman Healers written by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English. One of the opening quotes in the book stuck with me. “Great feminist books of the past fifty years don’t fade away. They become Contemporary Classics.” This is definitely a classic book about the history, […] Read more

Introducing The Family Nest

I am manifesting a physical location for The Family Nest in Carbondale, CO, but I would love participation from our wonderful community in creating strategic alliances. The Family Nest is a home like atmosphere with many wonderful practitioners. There to give advice, educate, and support a large beautiful community of loving families. I would love […] Read more

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