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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

How to file for Insurance Reimbursement for doula services

                                                                    How do I get my insurance to reimburse for doula services ?  You may be wondering …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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!!

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Melatonin and labor

I heard about the study that reaffirms what other mammals have known instinctively for thousands of years… birth should happen in a dark, comfortable place. It also helps explain why most women go into labor in the middle of the night. And why so many labors slow down or stall in a …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Strengthen your Pelvic Floor

“Squat 300 times a day, you’re going to give birth quickly.” – Ina May Gaskin That quote by Ina May Gaskin sounds daunting does’nt it? But seriously it is true. When I read that quote years ago I was like OH that must be why I have such fast easy …

Continue reading