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

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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Tips, Links, and Help Writing a Birth Plan

Writing a birth plan can seem daunting! Is it necessary? Where do I start? Help????
Here are some tips and suggestions from a nurse, doula, and birth enthusiast. You’ll find lots of information, links, and reading material to help you get started finding the best path for you. You CAN do this!!

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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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DIY Birth Ball Cover – Make your own birthing ball cover tutorial

These birth ball covers are a must if you’ve got a birth ball (also called an exercise ball, yoga ball). This tutorial is super easy and gives your ball a beautiful new look and a handle to easily carry and store! Here’s what you’ll need: – 1 yard knit fabric. Any knit will do! (if…

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How To Have A Perfect Birth – Advise from a Doula

The idea of a perfect birth seems too good to be true. What does a “perfect birth” look like? The better question is, what does a perfect birth look like to you. We all have preconceived notions of what birth is like from TV, media, birth stories we’ve heard, and our own thoughts and fears. There…

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6 reasons you shouldn’t hesitate to hire a doula-in-training

Doula’s are an invaluable addition to any birth team. Doula’s come in all shapes and sizes along with different levels of experience and expertise. While there is no substitute for experience, there are some pros to hiring a doula-in-training or novice doula.

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