Often childbirth is prepared for not too unlike planning a wedding.  You spend a ton of time planning for the big event and after it's over, you're married and have to navigate the logistics of spending the rest of your life with another person.  When you are having a baby, you spend a ton of time planning for the big event (the birth) and after it's over, you're a parent and have to navigate the logistics of raising a human. Truly, how much time, effort and education is put into the after part?  Frequently, its not much, if any at all.  Wouldn't it be great if we were prepared for both the event and the after?...

     Have you ever heard of these mysterious and miraculous "kegel" exercises?  You know, the naughty exercises that make sex better!  Oh yes, and you should be kegeling all the time!  And you can never kegel too much! Yes, ladies, Kegel, Kegel, Kegel!.... Uuuugh, I hope not, or at least not in that sense.  Perhaps because of the industry that I am in, I see all sorts of posts and advertisements surrounding kegels and I get so frustrated with outdated info, trends, and the rhetoric surrounding them. 

     If you have never heard of kegels before, Great, let's start with a clean slate!  If you have heard o...

     How a mama is taken care of in the first 42 days postpartum will effect her for the next 42+ years of her life!

     That statement is one that I cannot stress enough to the mamas and families that I work with.  It is so incredibly important for mamas to actually take time to rest and recover prior to getting back into a routine of house hold chores and exercise and work and caring for others (besides her new baby).  Seriously, it will effect her for the rest of her life!  Carrying a baby and giving birth is hard work, it takes a toll on her body, and she needs to recover!

     In today's American society,...

     Are you an essential oil lover or curious mama that has heard that these wonderful plant based products are helpful in labor and want to know more?  Well, you've come to the right blog post.  Because it is true that essential oils help mamas to cope with labor discomforts and aide in calming anxiety!  According to the studies done by Evidence Based Birth, research shows that aromatherapy is an effective way to manage labor pains.

    Now, you may be asking, Which specific oils can I use to manage my labor pains?  And to that question, there is not a real clear answer.  As a birth doula, I have done quite a bit of resear...

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