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I Don’t Love This…Is That Normal?

Posted on: July 26, 2019 | Babies, Children, Famillies, Love, Motherhood, Parenting

“I don’t love this.  Is that bad?  Is something wrong with me. This can’t be normal!”   But it is. 9 months of giving up this and adding in extras of that, your body and your life (for that matter) hasn’t been your own. So when baby finally emerges into the world everything should fit nicely back to normal, right? Wrong! The first 12 weeks after giving birth is known as . . .

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Introducing A Bottle to Your Breastfed Baby

Posted on: April 17, 2019 | Babies, Feeding, Motherhood

“My baby won’t take a bottle.” “What is the best bottle for my baby?” “When do I start introducing a bottle?” “My baby has nipple confusion!” First, stop…take a breath. There’s a lot going and too much to navigate right now. Feeding one’s baby has become such a stressor, that in times of distress we have to take the time to destress. There are some things we know for certain: . . .

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B: Body, Beautiful

Posted on: April 14, 2019 | Body, Motherhood

It’s your’s. The dark lines of triumph or defeat forming on each side. The bumps, creases, and crevices of shapes finding their way onto new places. Newly found self-confidence or self-consciousness…it’s your body, and all yours. Your body is growing a baby! As young girls, we are taught that our bodies are our temples. They are to be respected, cherished, and loved. As teenagers we explore our bodies, we examine . . .

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I Carried My Baby for More Than 9 Months.

Posted on: April 7, 2019 | Babies, Children, Famillies, Information, Motherhood, Parenting

Babywearing, the art and act of wearing a baby in a carrier or secured structure. The art of babywearing dates back before there was written record. Cultures and communities adapted this method of transporting their offspring for a variety of reasons and utilized a myriad of materials. From the Native Americans to African cultures to the Latin countries and beyond. You see them online. Your friends have raved about it . . .

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You Don’t Know Me, But I Know You.

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | Community, Famillies, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

You are up in the middle of the night. Sometimes crying. You are hoping, praying for an easier tomorrow. Your to-do list constantly runs through your mind. Thoughts run through your head that you’ve never imagined would. You don’t feel like yourself physically, nor mentally. You feel alone: isolated. unnoticed. left behind. forgotten. deserted. fatigued. exhausted. confused. I am your doula, and you are not alone. 1 in 7 birthing . . .

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