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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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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What is a Subchorionic Hematoma ?

What is a Subchorionic Hematoma? “A subchorionic hemorrhage, also known as a subchorionic hematoma or simply SCH, is created when blood gathers in the space between the placenta and uterus. The technical term is chorion, but many doctors will simply call it a blood clot. These clots can be serious …

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Virtual Doula Services I St Augustine Doula | Jacksonville Doula

I have been serving as ‘doula’ for the past 21 years to close friends and family in a virtual way. They would call and text me often during pregnancy , labor and postpartum asking my advice. Either  face to face and via phone, text and Skype. I have decided to now …

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Nursing Beyond

I am sharing this  Story about my son. Whom turned   6 years old on May 5, So hard to believe it has been 6 years since this happened. I know now through sharing many moms have learned from my experience. I successfully breastfed him in the NICU , he …

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