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April 2013 • Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


CRY IT OUT

Posted on: April 30, 2013 | Parenting Philosophy, Sleep Issues

CIO is how it is referred to in books, blogs and magazines. I am ashamed to say, I did this. Once. For three days. For 3 long and agonizing days. It went against every fiber of my being and yet, I did it. I was advised to do it by …


Birth Plans vs. Birth Wishes

Posted on: April 26, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Labor and Birth

New Doula, Doris Jean Kolarek, really gets it! I am absolutely thrilled to have added her to our staff of amazing doulas at Northeast Doulas in the recent weeks. As her mentor, I have had the opportunity to discuss various topics with her relating to pregnancy, birth, labor support, emotional …


A Woman’s Affirmation

Posted on: April 26, 2013 | Musing

I will let nobody push my buttons. I will let nobody rain on my parade. I will go over. I will go under. I will go around and I will go through any obstacle that comes my way!!  Because I am highly motivated, truly dedicated and extremely successful! YES! I am one amazing woman!…


Go With Your Gut! That’s Why It’s There…

Posted on: April 26, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

Decision making can pose its challenges. I say… when in doubt, go with your gut! Should I or shouldn’t I, will I or won’t I, Do I or Don’t I? Whether it is about eating dessert, starting a business or buying a new car, the right answer lies within us. …


Parenting With Consistency

Posted on: April 26, 2013 | Parenting Philosophy

con·sist·en·cy  NounThe achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time. Jerry Patterson and I knew that when we had children, being consistent was something that would be important to us. “No” would mean no and there would be nothing that could transform it …


Tips for Not Baking When There’s a Bun in the Oven

Posted on: April 26, 2013 | Pregnancy

As temperatures break the 90s, there’s no denying that summeris definitely here to stay. If you’ve got a bun in the oven, you might feel like you’re in the oven yourself as it becomes more difficult to stay comfortable. Being pregnant in the summer isn’t for the faint of heart, but when you …


When and Why Will My Water Break?

Posted on: April 23, 2013 | Labor and Birth, Postpartum

When Your Water Breaks… Ummm… Last I heard, water doesn’t break. Something that holds water can break and water can gush or leak out, but water doesn’t break. There are a lot of terms used around birth that confuse women and if a doulas first role is to educate, then …


Sleep Deprivation Debilitates…

Posted on: April 19, 2013 | Sleep Issues

When I sat down to talk to the parents, my heart went out to them. The mom had tears welling up in her eyes, and her story came spilling out. No one in the family was happy because of sleep deprivation. The husband couldn’t concentrate at work, she felt like a …


10 Reasons To Hire a Postpartum Doula

Posted on: April 13, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Postpartum

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Postpartum Doula 10 – So you don’t feel judged while you learn to care for your newborn. A doula offers judgment free support allowing you to develop your “inner-momma” peacefully, smoothly and at your own pace. 9 – So you can …


Get Me a F*ckin’ Epidural!

Posted on: April 10, 2013 | Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth, Natural Childbirth

“I want an epidural” O.k. What I really said was, “GET ME A FUCKIN’ EPIDURAL!” Here’s what I missed at the childbirth class that I took when I was pregnant with Erica. I heard the word focus. I thought, ok, she means a focal point, a strong awareness, an understanding …


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