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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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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How Doulas support Cesarean Births

how doula support can enhance a cesarean birth

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…

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Major Announcement! Big changes at The Family Nest

New 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,…

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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.…

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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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