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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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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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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Help for the Thiel Family

Most of my posts are about birth. Today I am sharing the most heartbreaking  unimaginable news about one of my  friends.  I was her doula and photographer and was SO blessed to witness his birth and his older brother, Owen’s birth. I have no words. I am so sad and heartbroken …

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