Using your FSA +HSA for Doula Services and how to obtain Reimbursement

           How do I get my insurance to reimburse for doula services ?Or Use a HSA + FSA to PAY for your doula.  You may be wondering will my insurance reimburse or pay  for a doula. There are currently many Insurance companies reimbursing for a Certified Birth Doula as well as …

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Intuition in motherhood

“Intuition: the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.“ I have been a mother 26 years . I have read about every birth and parenting book out there. I became a LLL Leader in 1997. The most important thing I tell pregnant women that would attend …

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RJ’s Birth Story | Daytona Birth Doula

I seem to have fallen off my blogging wagon! My apologies , I have had a very busy year and will be slowly or quickly posting some of what I have been blessed to photograph .  Back in February I attended my first Daytona birth. It was at Halifax Hospital. With …

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Athena’s Homebirth

Athena Isabelle was born in June and was welcomed by THREE big brothers. Her momma is also a birth doula and I was her doula and birth photographer. Not that she really needed much doula love. She made her home water birth look so easy and labored silently . Her …

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Sophie’s Homebirth | St Augustine Birth Doula -Photographer

June was a BUSY birth month locally thanks to Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017. Kelly called me last minute and decided to hire me as her birth photographer AGAIN. This was the third birth I was her doula and photographer twice before. This time she chose a Homebirth …

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Connor Joseph Birth Story

On June 25, 2018 I was called to my 5th birth this month. Her membranes had released 24 hrs prior and I was the back up doula , and her birth photographer .  Unfortunately she was not progressing as the birth center had needed due to the laws here in …

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Amaya’s Birth Story | Jacksonville-St Augustine Birth Photographer

This is the  birth  story of Amaya . I was blessed to be her mother’s birth doula and photographer. Amaya’s father is currently deployed and sadly was not able to be  present at  her birth . Check out her story and video over on my photography blog ! http://lisaolschewskephotography.com/blog/2018/5/amayas-birth-story-st-augustine-jacksonville-birth-photographer      

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Sibling Doula Service

Have you ever thought about having your children present at their siblings birth? I am adding to my birth services an option to hire a Sibling Doula. AKA a support nanny for your child or children. You can relax knowing your other children are cared for while you labor and …

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Why do Doula’s Charge what they do ?

I love being a  Doula. I love attending births.    I love how it makes the mom feel.  I love making a difference in other peoples’lives.   Have you ever asked yourself, “why do doulas charge so much?” Aside from the cost of education, certification, books, workshops, continued education, and …

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Detox bath for all 

With the cold and flu season approaching I wanted to share a remedy I have used for years ( recently learning about magnesium and how deficient we are and how amazing it is ) I always used Epsom salt and Himalayan . My youngest was a preemie and always my …

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