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…

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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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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…

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Mama Needs Self-Care

Autumn hugs dear mamas!   Looking out the window to see Mt. Sopris covered in a soft blanket of snow gently reminds me, summer is officially over. It is now time to harvest what we have tended to all spring and summer and let go of what remains, to make space for new growth. How…

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10 REASONS TO ACQUIRE A DOULA

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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