November and December were busy months for me. Lots of prenatals, potential client meetings, typing up birth notes and postpartum visits. I love being that busy! Between the middle of November and the middle of December I helped seven babies come into the world. Supporting families during their births and transition into parenthood is definitely my calling. My schedule is filling up for the coming months, so if you’d like to meet with me about your upcoming birth, please contact me soon. I will be taking June, July, and part of August off, but still have availability for a few more due dates in March, April, and May. I already have clients in each of these months, but am able to take up to four clients a month. I look forward to talking with you soon.
On to birth announcements: Welcome earthside Lila, Jackson, Treya, Marian, Finn, Aika, and Josiah! I am honored to have assisted you and your families in your labor and birth experiences. I hope each of you are settling in to life outside the womb and soaking up all the love your parents have to offer. You are blessed.
Check out this recent sort article on delayed umbilical cord clamping. It’s something I mention in my prenatal visits, but it’s nice to have even more sources that support the research. Help your baby have the perfect amount of blood supply and protect against iron deficiency and anemia. It also gives babies an extra oxygen supply through the blood while they learn to breathe their first breaths.
I’ve assisted in four labors and births this month and last. I want to officially welcome babies Rowan, Silas, Sage, and William to the world! I loved being part of your journeys here and hope you are all easily adjusting to life with your loving families.
I am loving updating my website today with pictures and testimonies from previous clients. As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve also added the “Birth Pictures” page. I hope to add more to this page as previous and current clients send me more pictures. I hope you find inspiration from them!
What better way to welcome you to my new website, then to bring you informative content. I’ve been a doula for close to seven years now and have identified some arenas of birth and topics that I’m particularly interested in. Let’s jump right in to the big questions. One of the many types of birth that I am very passionate about supporting, is the choice many women make of trying for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). This seems to be coming increasingly sought after as we’ve watched the rise of cesareans happen in many hospitals and the seeming lack of choices presented to many women, especially if they have already had one cesarean birth. If you are looking for a doula who is not only passionate about VBACs, but has also attended numerous successful VBACs, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to have a successful VBAC, one of your first steps is to arm yourself with information, education, and positive support. Please read this wonderful article from one of my favorite magazines. It will give you much food for thought. http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/dozen.asp