Advice from a Doula

I wish I’d had someone to share with me the “real” parts of what to expect during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! This is that place for you.

- Allison

Inside My Doula Bag! Packing your hospital birth bag – Tips From A Doula

As a 9 month pregnant expecting mom I had no idea what I actually needed to pack in my hospital birth bag! We made it through the birth just fine, but since then in my work as a birth doula I’ve found some VERY helpful things that I now take to every client birth in…

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5 Tips for the Birth Partner – Advise from a Doula for Dads and Partners

It can feel like a lot of pressure to be the main support person for a birthing woman, especially if you don’t know much about childbirth. As a pregnant first time mom, I did mounds of research and digging to find all the information I could about labor, birth, and newborn care. My spouse however,…

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Book Recommendations for Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding! -WITH LINKS

There are so many books on pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and breastfeeding out there it can seem overwhelming. Here I’ve compiled a list of great books on these topics! I’m an Amazon lover so I’ve also included (affiliate) links for you to find these easily! Most of these I’ve read, others are recommendations from clients or…

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Preparing Your Child to Attend Birth – Books, Videos, and Links!

Adding new little life into your family is exciting, especially when you want to share it with your little ones too! Having the whole family present to welcome a new addition creates an atmosphere where birth is a normal, natural process. There is no shame or secrets, just love and family. But just like you…

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Preparing Siblings for Birth – Video Book Reviews!

Originally done as a Facebook LIVE, this video reviews 2 books that were gifted to me by a wonderful doula client! Her birth was one I’ll never forget! These are great books for 2nd, 3rd, 4th…. time moms who want to prepare siblings for the birth of a new little one! These are great wether…

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Birth is Never Boring for a Doula – “Plan change, I ended up with an epidural!”

I sat with a woman who was about to become a mother with medications, instruments, and monitors in every place imaginable. Her beautiful, natural-minded birth plan had gone out the window hours ago when severe preeclampsia prompted an immediate induction. Her health was in danger but she was being managed very well by her nurses…

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how to write a birth plan

Write And Following A Birth Plan – A how-to guide with samples!

A birth plan is a way for you to communicate your desires and wishes to those involved in your birth experience. It details what you’d like to have happen, what you’d like to avoid, and anything else you’d like others to know. While having a birth plan isn’t a necessity, there are many benefits to putting…

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