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December 2013 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts


The Not So Happy Holidays…

Posted on: December 31, 2013 | Doula Life

I love the holidays. Jerry Patterson hates them…. Each year as December approaches, the battle begins. I strive for perfection in all things surrounding the holiday season. From the tree, to the menu, to the gifts, to the cookies. Even the wrapping paper has to be absolutely perfect. The rest …


‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…

Posted on: December 25, 2013 | Doula Life

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,ALL the creatures were stirring but NO Mom and NO spouse.Earlier that day in the middle of the night,the phone gave a ring and woke us up with a fright.Contractions were coming a few minutes apart,a Doula was needed which meant …


Deliberate Parenting

Posted on: December 17, 2013 | Parenting Philosophy

At 22 and 18 years old, my girls love to hear us talk about them when they were young. You know, back when bathing suits were called “baby-suitins”, bicycles were called “bikle-cycles” and refrigerators were “fridger-jitters”. They love to reminisce about their childhoods and the more they hear, the more …


First Is The Worst. Baby’s First Christmas

Posted on: December 15, 2013 | Depression

As moms, we set the bar pretty high when it comes to our baby’s first Christmas. From preparation to completion, our baby’s first Christmas MUST BE PERFECT! We spend hours shopping for the most adorable outfit for him or her to wear on Christmas Day. We shop for Christmas presents that he or she will not comprehend or appreciate. We invest …


Northeast Doulas’ Response to “What the Fuck is a Doula?”

Posted on: December 9, 2013 | Doula Life

This post today is probably one of the most important that the women at Northeast Doulas have ever authored. It is our well thought, deep and meaningful response to a blog post that has been circling around the online doula community, entitled… “What The Fuck Is A Doula?” What alarms …


Does Pregnancy Make You Horny?

Posted on: December 2, 2013 | Pregnancy

Are you a get on me or a get off me kinda girl during pregnancy? Is that too bold of a question? Ahh… what’s the big deal? Let’s talk about it! We all have the same parts and the same hormones, right? So let’s normalize this whole thing by talking …