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Self Care During Pregnancy–Beyond Pedicures & Overpriced Virgin Drinks

Everybody’s talking about self-care–but let’s get real. Nobody’s saying you have to get weekly pedicures, and go out with the girls every Saturday night to feel like you’re a functioning human being. However, the flip-side of those lofty self-care ideals can be even worse. I personally can’t stand those memes that say things like, “I’m Read More

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3rd Trimester Pregnancy Tips + What to Ask Your OB or Midwife

You’ve made it to week 28–oh my! You’re now in the home stretch, and these next 10-14+ weeks or so may be a whirlwind of preparation, nervous jitters, elation, discomfort–and everything in between. Here’s some of the best 3rd trimester pregnancy tips that I share with my doula clients. It’s especially important now to slow Read More

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Freeing Yourself From Past Pain and Fear

Sometimes the light is made more brilliant by the contrast of darkness. Have you had a scary or unpleasant birth experience in the past? If you’re expecting again, you might be worried about a repeat of your last birth scenario, and that past fear and anxiety can play a role in the way that your Read More

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Can You Meet Your Child Before Birth? Prebirth Communication

Is it possible to “meet” your child before he or she is born? Or even before you’re pregnant? Many people and a growing body of scientific research say YES, prebirth communication is possible, and happens all the time. For example, my husband knew he had a child waiting to be born years before he ever Read More

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Listen to My Dearest Doula Interview!

Have you heard of the Dearest Doula interview podcast yet? Dearest Doula interview are conducted by the pocast’s lovely host, visionary birth professional Nathalie Saenz, who’s also a fellow Shining Biz & Life Academy member! She interviews many diverse women on their services, offerings, philosophy of birth, and much more. Listen to my interview here! You Read More

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Homebirth Supplies – the Definitive List

What homebirth supplies do you really need?  Whether you’re birthing unassisted or with a midwife, you’re in the right place. If you’re having a homebirth with a midwife, she’s probably provided you with a list of homebirth supplies–or a pre-made birth kit–that you should have on hand. However, if you’re birthing unassisted, you may be less clear Read More