Pregnancy

This is such a fun time of life, but it also comes with soooo many questions! As a nurse, doula, childbirth educator, and MOM, I’m here to help you along the way.

- Allison

Audible Books on Pregnancy, Birth, and Breastfeeding

Do you find yourself wanting to read all the pregnancy books but just can’t find the time to sit down and get it done? Or perhaps you don’t enjoy reading? Don’t worry! There are SO MANY options for the pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding classics available for you on Audible by Amazon. Audible works like a monthly…

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Do you need a birth plan? Common questions and concerns about birth plans

Should you have a birth plan or is it a waste of time? How do you write one? Are you just setting yourself up for disappointment by writing a birth plan? Will the doctor and nurses think your “that mom”? These are all common questions when it comes to writing a birth plan. Guess what??…

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Birth Doula Too Expensive? Here’s what you’re really paying for…

Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now what? This can be both an exciting and nerve-racking time. There are so many things to do, things to learn, to prepare for. It can seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are birth professionals out there who are willing and eager to help! A Birth doula is someone trained to support you physically…

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas that Focus on the Mom-To-Be | Pregnancy & Postpartum

A baby shower is a great way to celebrate the new life that’s coming into the world! There are so many cute things to buy for the baby and it’s a great time to stock up on diapers and wipes that you KNOW are going to get used! With so much focus on the cute…

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Birth Videos & Photography Collection – Links to positive birth stories

Have you found yourself wanting to check out some amazing birth photography or watch videos of real women giving birth? Most expecting moms can’t get enough! The only trouble is, you never quite know what you’re getting when you click on that YouTube video… Well here’s a list of amazing birth videos and photography for…

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Hypnobirthing – Why would someone choose self-hypnosis for childbirth?

When you first hear about a woman claiming to have a “pain-free” birth, it often brings a little eye roll and a chuckle. Haha, really lady? Childbirth is supposed to be painful, full of angry threats toward the partner that did this to you, rings of fire while the baby’s head emerges, and sweaty screams…

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Best Maternity Swimsuit List 2018 – Beat the Summer Heat in Style

It’s swimsuit season! Whatever point your at in your pregnancy, this may or may not be the time of year you’re looking forward too. In early pregnancy, you can still get away with wearing your old swimsuits and hitting the pool in between morning sickness and nap time, but if you’re nearing the end you’ll…

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Amazon is giving you FREE STUFF to make a baby registry!

When you’re expecting a new baby this list of needs, wants, and nice-to-haves is ever-growing. I always loved when other moms passed along offers for free stuff so that’s what I’m doing for you today! Amazon (who doesn’t love Amazon??) just emailed me saying they’ve got some current promotions to get you free stuff just…

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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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Flexible Female Pelvis Model and Mini Birth Kit VIDEO Review

Here’s a YouTube video review on some tools I purchased from childbirthgraphics.com. I bought this life size flexible female pelvis model to use in an upcoming childbirth class and I also use this mini birth kit model regularly. I love using these as teaching tools during birth doula prenatal appointments or childbirth classes. Enjoy this…

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On-Call Childcare for Siblings During Your Birth – Can a Doula help?

Your new little life is almost here! The day you’ve waited so long for! But if this isn’t your first time, you’ll likely be starting to wonder what to do with your other children when the birthing time comes. Sometimes you have family or a trusted friend close by to help out, but there are…

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