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Love and Parenting

Posted on: February 23, 2019 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Parenting Philosophy

Love and parenting

Love and parenting sound like they go together beautifully. 2 people fall in love, they skip around holding hands for a while, they eat a strand of spaghetti together, lock lips in the middle of a strand and then… A baby gets inside one of them! That’s how it works, …


Let’s Get You Some Support

Posted on: February 17, 2019 | Babies, Depression, Postpartum

support

Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on the transition you are making from woman to mother. I’m really not quite sure which of the two is more challenging but I know for sure that they are both huge milestones in a human beings life. I’ve been a doula …


Infertility: Elizabeth and Ray’s Story

Posted on: April 30, 2016 | Alternative Birth, Depression, Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

What is infertility? Infertility is the diagnosis given when a couple is not able to become pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year. There are more than 200,000 cases of infertility in the United States each year. What causes infertility? The causes of infertility may include inadequate levels of …


Kicking 2015 To The Curb

Posted on: December 30, 2015 | Depression

New Year Resolutions and the pressure to execute them can be overwhelming. Self negativity is often induced as you reflect on the previous year, emotionally punishing yourself for things that didn’t go as you planned. These feelings are ugly. They feel ugly! They sound ugly! These feelings don’t deserve to be what defines you. To …


The Birth of a Placenta

Posted on: May 24, 2014 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Postpartum

You gave birth! You did it! You really did it! She’s beautiful. She’s finally here. You are absolutely blown away by the experience and this perfect little baby that has been placed on your chest. Your partner cries, you cry, you have never been more filled with love and excitement …


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 …


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 …


When A Newborn Takes Over!

Posted on: August 28, 2013 | Depression

So there we were, huddled together at the table in her dimly lit kitchen. It was a freezing cold winter morning in January and this mom was desperate. The baby was finally asleep. She spoke about frustration, anxiety, and ever-present, relentless exhaustion. The sleep deprivation is the hardest thing, she …


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 …


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