I’ve been meaning to drop in to one of the local La Leche League meetings for some time, and last Wednesday, my schedule finally opened up to go to the Snohomish library and meet a few of these amazing women. I’m so glad I did; I’ve known about La Leche for nearly twenty years, but that … More Local Spotlight: La Leche League
During prenatals, I often discuss with my families some of the things they may want to have in their bags when it comes close to baby-time. As we talk, those lists become very personal and occasionally rather lengthy. In addition, there are so many lists online, as well as the homebirth kit supply lists that … More Top Three Birthing Must-haves
Sometimes, I use certain phrases during a birth that could be easily misunderstood by a random person… … More The Doula Said WHAT?
The Better Baby Class is the most comprehensive and evidence-based class available for parents as they prepare to actually care for their sweet newborns…and wonderful new mothers. In this four-hour course, parents will learn about: Embracing the final days of pregnancy Plans for when you’re in labor What is the “fourth trimester” The “Golden Hour” … More The Better Baby Class; Schedule and Registration
When I’m attending a birth, I always feel that my most important tools are my heart, my hands, and my voice. That said, I keep a few things in my birth bag to help labor be more comfortable and more supported….today I’m talking about honey. … More Tools of my Trade: Honey Sticks
Postpartum support is significantly lacking in American culture, and I don’t want my families to feel deserted and uncertain. In my search for how I can increase support before, during, AND after birth, I found something fantastic. … More Announcing….
Ahhh….a whole week to celebrate being a doula. It’s kind of fun to have an actual, honest-to-goodness date that is proclaimed as a time to showcase how wonderful doulas are. This still feels like a newer profession, and I wonder how many people know the beginnings of formal doula care? Back in the 60’s, as … More World Doula Week
When I asked for recommendations for local chiropractors, one of my friends recommended Dr. Elise. I poked about her Facebook page and website, and realized quickly that this woman was exactly what I was hoping to find: … More Local Spotlight: Essential Health Chiropractic with Dr. Elise
This is the excerpt for a featured content post. … More Birthing at Providence: An Insider’s Guide (part two)
Thinking of birthing at Providence? Read on for my tips and to get a feel for this hospital. … More Birthing at Providence: An Insider’s Guide (part one)