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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 …


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 …


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 …


Taking A Leap Of Faith – Fighting Depression

Posted on: March 15, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life

I apologize for the delay in writing this. As I am sure you can imagine, it took me some time to process the incredible outpouring of love and support that I received regarding my depression after Randy’s blog post I would like to try to describe to you my feelings in …


Why YOU Should Hire A Postpartum Doula

Posted on: March 13, 2013 | Breastfeeding, Depression, Postpartum

The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Postpartum Doula 10 – So you don’t feel judged while you learn to care for your newborn. A doula offers judgment-free support allowing you to develop your “inner-momma” peacefully, smoothly and at your own pace. 9 – So you can let …


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