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October 2013 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts

A Woman’s Journey

Posted on: October 29, 2013 | Client Corner

They tell you you’ve become a woman when you’re thirteen. You don’t become a woman when you’re thirteen; you don’t become a woman once; you become a woman a thousand times, with every test you pass (or fail), every challenge you overcome with feminine wile, every obstacle you conquer with …

Hands Off!

Posted on: October 26, 2013 | Musing

This is one pregnant woman who means business! 30 year old, Michelle Troutman from Frankfort, PA has put her foot down about keeping hands off! Why is it that personal space boundaries are disregarded when a pregnant woman walks in a room…….

Will My Vajayjay Ever Be the Same?

Posted on: October 26, 2013 | Postpartum

If you’re expecting your first baby, one of you biggest most important questions may be…  Will my vagina go back to normal after my baby is born? It might be hard to believe you can push a watermelon sized person out of there and everything will go right back to normal. …


Posted on: October 24, 2013 | Breastfeeding

Breasts are a crazy thing and breastfeeding, as normal as they say it is, can be equally crazy (at least, in the beginning). Just the realization that our breasts have the ability to PRODUCE MILK, is mind blowing when we stop to think about it! As a Doula, I have …

When Depression Sets In….

Posted on: October 22, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life, Musing

I can do it, and you can too! Here’s why! If you put your mind to something, you can achieve it.  It’s that simple.  It may not be perfect, but if you believe it’s possible, it is.  Don’t let depression win. I’ve been really struggling with my depression for a …

Chinese Doctors Seeking Doula Care

Posted on: October 21, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Hospital Birth

On Thursday September 26, I had the honor of visiting with a group of obstetricians from China as well as the president of the China Doula Corporation. I was contacted about a month ago by the teams NY friend, Certified Nurse Midfife, Dewan Duan. The group was being led by Dr. …