10 Tips for the Best Cesarean Birth Possible

cesarean birth

Here are 10 tips for the best cesarean birth possible. Creating a very special and satisfying birth experience for you, your partner, and your baby. You may have learned that you must have a cesarean birth or a planned cesarean for your safety or the baby’s. But, aside from clear medical indications for cesarean section,…

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World Doula Week. Why Doulas are for everyone!

world doula week

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,…

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

Childbirth during a pandemic

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…

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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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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…

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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…

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The Value of Labor Support

The Purpose and Value of Labor Support. There are many benefits to a mother and her family for having labor support. One benefit is improvements with labor and delivery outcomes. According to the 2014 statement by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologist. There has been a decrease in the use of Pitocin, lower risk…

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