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May 2013 • Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


Postpartum Insurance Policy

Posted on: May 31, 2013 | Alternative Birth, Depression, Postpartum

A Postpartum Insurance Policy You just gave birth. Your hormones are raging. Your life just changed forever. What if I tried to sell you an insurance policy that could insure a more positive transition for you? What if it was your own placenta and eating it was part of that …


Is My Milk In Yet?

Posted on: May 26, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Postpartum

The short answer is YES! Your milk comes in stages, three to be exact.  The first stage is colostrum, next is transitional milk and finally mature milk.  For many women the first sign of pregnancy is sore breasts.  The soreness comes when the milk glands start doing their job early …


Becoming A Doula

Posted on: May 26, 2013 | Doula Life

Almost every day one or more women call Northeast Doulas’ office asking, “how do I become a doula?” The answer is fairly simple. To become a doula there are a small handful of requirements. To begin, you must take a workshop (usually 1 day for postpartum certification and 2-3 days …


KNOCK IT OFF… AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Posted on: May 26, 2013 | Doula Life

Knock it off and just… MAKE IT HAPPEN! Quit the fucking whining and the excuse making and make it happen. What ever “IT” is, just make it happen. Why do you sabotage yourself? Why do you speak to yourself with weakness and despair? Why do you tell yourself that you …


My Teenager Is Great, Yours Sucks…

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

I say that with complete humor because I know you think the same thing! How on Earth do you explain to a teenager that what happens socially in high school, although it seems like the most significant and important thing on planet Earth, simply… doesn’t matter! My conclusion… You can’t! No …


Discipline + Accountability + Affirmation = Respect

Posted on: May 26, 2013 | Parenting Philosophy

I wanted my children to grow into adults that had respect for themselves and were given respect by their peers. I could tell from watching others raise their kids that without a plan, this was not going to happen. I gave this a great deal of thought and this is …


Plucked From My Own Life

Posted on: May 21, 2013 | Doula Life

You know those arcade machines that are filled with stuffed animals? There’s a big steel claw hanging over them and a person walks up to it, puts a coin in (probably a dollar at this point…) and moves a controller towards the toy they want. They press a button and …


I Expected More…

Posted on: May 13, 2013 | Musing

Mother’s Day is a tough one for me. My mom died a couple of years ago but that’s not why it’s so tough. She and I had a tumultuous relationship and it was difficult for me to be her daughter. You see, she would say things to me casually and nonchalantly …


Bonding

Posted on: May 1, 2013 | Labor and Birth, Musing

A Mother’s Love My Journal Entry On May 14, 2008 Dear Diary,Every time a vagina opens and a brand new person emerges, I am overwhelmed by my emotions. The physical, emotional and spiritual achievement of another woman makes me a stronger, more confident more spiritual woman myself. Feminine pride overwhelms …