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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Saint Augustine Homebirth Midwife

Today I am sharing with you all  local traditional  midwife, Tara Dettra LM, CPM updated website http://www.saintaugustinehomebirth.com/     A little bit about her quoted from her website: My name is Tara Dettra and I’m a licensed midwife living in St. Augustine with my husband Greg and our five amazing kiddos …

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St Augustine Rainbow Birth

I am so honored to have a birth story I was doula and photographer for to be featured over at Birth Becomes her! Go check it out and leave a comment !  http://www.birthbecomesher.com/new-blog/2017/1/10/a-courageous-rainbow-baby-birth-in-st-augustine-florida-by-lisa-olschewske   Have a great day!!

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Welcome Bryson

I am so beyond happy to be sharing this very special birth story with you. I am so blessed and honored to have been alongside them. On Friday, July 1 at 10:27 pm Bryson Kenneth was born very quickly after giving his momma several days of off and on surges. …

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Teodoro’s Birth Story | St Augustine – Jacksonville Birth Photographer

  A few  years ago I attended the very special home water birth with a dear friend. I was her birth  doula and photographer. It was such a peaceful calm water birth with the smell of her husband cooking the post delivery meal . I attended her needs.  It was so …

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A Rainbow Pregnancy

  On Friday, February 26, I had the blessing and honor of being present (though hiding a lot till the end ) of following a dear friend around St Augustine on a family scavenger hunt. This was no ordinary scavenger hunt , it would end in with a very special rainbow baby …

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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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Welcome Lukas | Jacksonville Birth Photographer | St Augustine Birth Photographer

Welcome Lukas Elliot! You were born at home in the water on August 26th, 2015 at 7:13 PM. you weighed 8 pounds and 4 oz  and were 20 inches in length. Your mommy was such a warrior during the over 24 hours of off and on contractions. But when your …

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Juice Plus vs Prenatals | St Augustine Doula | Jacksonville Doula

When I was expecting my first child (now over 22 years ago) I did just about everything ‘by the book’  I took prescribed prenatals. My pregnancy and birth were actually great . I was also blessed with a very fussy colic baby. I quickly learned that the synthetic iron in …

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Virtual Doula Services I St Augustine Doula | Jacksonville Doula

I have been serving as ‘doula’ for the past 25 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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