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March 16, 2019

After undergoing fertility treatments to get pregnant with Violet, we were overjoyed to conceive this baby naturally in just half the time! What a blessing this pregnancy was from the very start. My pregnancy was not without some very real challenges, but this baby was...

March 1, 2019

Recommended ways to stay busy and productive while waiting on Baby to come

February 16, 2019

Have you heard of or attended a Mother Blessing or Blessingway ceremony? Kersti and I have had the honor of attending, and more recently of hosting, a Mother Blessing. These gatherings are loosely based on the Native American tradition of women gathering to bless the m...

April 13, 2018

One concern that we hear from nearly all of our clients is their fear of  tearing or receiving an episiotomy during birth. A vaginal tear is a spontaneous laceration to the perineum that occurs when the baby is coming out the vagina. An episiotomy is when the care prov...

February 28, 2018

Jauchy and Jeff are such a sweet couple and we were so grateful to come along side them and get to share in such an awesome experience. Jauchy prioritized walking and preparation during her pregnancy and her body responded beautifully to labor. She was able to rock an...

December 21, 2017

The Christmas season is such a magical time of year and adding a new baby to your family is sure to bring you even more holiday joy. However, this time of year is commonly very busy and we know there are already a lot of "extras" that creep onto the calendar - add in a...

September 11, 2017

As a follow up to our previous post on products for pregnancy, we are excited to share with you our favorite postpartum products! While there tends to be a lot of focus in our society on pregnancy and birth, we highly recommend taking some time to think through how you...

September 2, 2017

Our lovely client, Frances, agreed to share the story of her birth with us. Frances and her husband, Jon, were so wonderful to support! They chose to be educated and informed throughout the whole process and Frances was really committed to preparing her body physically...

August 16, 2017

“I want a doula to advocate for me in the hospital” is one of the first things most of our prospective clients say when we ask them why they want a doula. So how does a birth doula advocate?
 

Birth doulas offer physical, emotional and informational support. We think ad...

August 10, 2017

We are so excited to share with you the birth story of one of our dear clients from earlier this year. Ramya was so dedicated to preparing, both physically and mentally, for her birth and it really paid off in the end! She showed so much strength, dedication, and trust...

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