Right about now, possibly even more so than in winters past, I've been benefiting from finding ways to recenter and find comfort. What better way to get cozy than with a nourishing cup of tea? So I decided to share with you my favorite pregnancy tea recipe that is actually beneficial for everyone, even outside of pregnancy. Enjoy!
Is a Childbirth Class Really Necessary? In short, the answer is no. Childbirth education is not a necessary component in the birthing process. But a childbirth class will help you and your partner or labor support better understand the birthing process. A comprehensive childbirth class will also provide you with information about the options you… Continue reading 3 Reasons to Take an Independent Childbirth Class
So, I'm not going to lie - until recently, I have never been a big podcast listener. Perhaps it's because I live in a busy household with small children where there is never a moment without someone talking... but I typically prefer to hear some music when I get the chance to utilize my earbuds.… Continue reading This Doula’s Favorite Birth & Pregnancy Podcasts
Often, as I'm helping families prepare to welcome their baby they want to know if there is anything else they need for their nursery. Is there anything they've forgotten to add to their baby registry? Most of the time they've remembered the essentials - tiny little newborn outfits, somewhere for baby to sleep, diapers, etc.… Continue reading 3 Things You May Have Forgotten on Your Baby Registry
Preparing for birth and life with a newborn can be overwhelming. So many pregnancy books and so little time (just nine months!). Take a deep breath, your doula is here to help! As it turns out, reading ALL the pregnancy and childbirth books is something I love to do. Here's a short list of books… Continue reading A Doula’s Top 10 Pregnancy Reads
There is no doubt about it, welcoming a baby into your family is life-changing. Your day to day schedule will change, your priorities will change, your heart will grow, and the entire world will be different. There is a huge market for products designed to make this process easier... It is a bit overwhelming. For… Continue reading New Baby Must-Haves – A Minimalist Guide