Posts in Pregnancy
First steps to being a gestational surrogate | What to expect when you are expecting...someone else’s baby

Some basic requirements:

  • Financial stability, you should not be on any state or government assistance

  • You have given birth to at least one term baby and are raising that child. Also, consider if you are done having children or not. complications may arise where you lose fertility

  • No criminal background

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A Doula is NOT a Medical Professional

We can't make medical decisions for our clients.  That is between them and their care provider.  We can discuss how they feel about them and give information if they ask for it.  Ultimately it is up to our clients to make the right decision for them and their family and it is up to us to support them.

I trust my clients.  I trust that they know what is best for them and if they need to discuss their options with me they will.

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What are the best Prenatal Vitamins? (Plus a bonus recipe for Addrenal Fatigue Juice)

Congratulations you are pregnant.....or you are beginning the exciting journey of trying to get pregnant.  One of the first things anyone will tell you to do is start taking a prenatal vitamin.  Folic Acid is important!  With my first pregnancy I found myself standing in the vitamin aisle dazed, confused and nauseous about what prenatal I should buy.  Should I get the one with DHA?  What about the Omega one?  Should I get the cheapest one?  And then those bastards made me sick(er)!

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help During Pregnancy

Chiropractic spinal and pelvic adjustments can reduce or resolve pregnancy discomforts such as back pain, hip pain, sciatica, and heartburn. Chiropractic helps with optimal fetal positioning by helping the pelvis to be symmetrical. This in turn helps the uterus to be more symmetrical. Adjustments can help the baby to fit the brim better to engage in time to help stimulate cervical ripening. Adjustments also make the pelvis more flexible so that pelvic joints move more easily in labor

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"How do lesbians get pregnant?" | My wife and I's journey to pregnancy.

I remember going to the local medical supplies store and purchasing 5 sterile specimen cups and syringes.  I felt really silly, because it was fairly obvious why my wife and I were buying them.  I paid my $5.05 and the lady behind the counter hands me my receipt and says, "good luck!"  I've been found out. 

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Visual Birth Plans - Birth Plans Nurses Will LOVE!

Articles pop up all the time on Facebook and other social media sites about birth and the latest studies.  Almost every time I scroll through the comments, there is at least one "I am a labor and delivery nurse, and any mom who comes in with a birth plan is guaranteed a c-section/epidural/episiotomy." As if the care providers will abuse the mother for daring to have goals for her birth.  Even if this is true, care providers like this would make up a very small portion of hospital staff. After 7 years of being a doula, I have never encountered one.

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