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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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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