Family Nest Colorado

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…

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There ain’t no room for Judgy McJudgerson!

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…