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July 2013 • Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


The Baby I Lost

Posted on: July 30, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life, Pregnancy

I’m ready! I just want to have a baby. I know we can handle it. We have so much love between us, it seems wrong NOT to share it with a baby! It took some convincing on my part because Jerry Patterson wasn’t so sure we were ready (he’s always been …


One In Three Moms Struggle To Pay For Diapers

Posted on: July 30, 2013 | Doula Life

With many moms and dads struggling financially, diapers can be the expense that puts them over the edge. Families should never have to choose between food and electricity and a healthy change of diapers for their children and yet many do. We learned that a healthy change of diapers costs a …


A Doula’s Husband; Becoming Self Aware

Posted on: July 27, 2013 | A Doula's Husband

I consider myself a work in progress. I think we all need to be in order to grow and prosper as individuals and in our relationships.  Recently I am focused on being SELF AWARE.What do I mean by that?   I am trying to be focused on being aware in …


A Car, A Hot Day and A Terrible Tragedy…

Posted on: July 25, 2013 | Doula Life

Sadly, 38 little lives are lost every year in the United States due to them being inadvertently left in a car on a hot day. This terrible tragedy knows no boundaries and it can happen to anyone at any time. The helpful tips in this article will keep our babies safe when …


A Young Woman, A Doula and An Adoption

Posted on: July 22, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth

Journal Entry, 2013 Dear Diary, (Appropriate changes have been made for privacy) Wow, diary, what a day this was. I can’t figure out if what I saw today was a representation of enormous strength or a pathetic display of weakness. The truth is, it’s not my place to decide. My role …


5 Reasons Women Cry, That Men Will Never Understand…

Posted on: July 18, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

1) The old “I Don’t Know”– This one started way back. You were a teenager, you would randomly start crying and the more someone asked you why you were crying, the less you knew why! I guess this is one of those exclusive to women emotional overloads. So if that’s …


Making My Way

Posted on: July 13, 2013 | Musing

I’ve written in the past about the word should – it’s a dirty word, and when it runs through my mind it brings along its friends – self-doubt and shaky confidence. Five years ago I became a mother and I tuned out the world; I quieted the noise outside my …


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