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 …

Continue reading

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 …

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

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

La Leche League of St Augustine

La Leche League of St. Augustine, Florida
The mission of La Leche League International is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have breastfed their own babies and who have been trained and accredited by La Leche League International to help mothers and mothers-to-be with all aspects of breastfeeding. They are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns.

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our La Leche League Meetings or call one of our La Leche League Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are always welcome at La Leche League (LLL) Meetings.

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

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 …

Continue reading

Live, Love, Latch! 2015 St Augustine|Jacksonville Doula

Live, Love, Latch! is a National Breastfeeding Month (August 1-31) celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups throughout the country. This is the second year for this annual event. Live Love Latch! is an event to celebrate breastfeeding and to highlight breastfeeding support. Everyone is …

Continue reading

The Swaddling Debate

Every now and then on Facebook a debate gets heated. Well on a group I am on some moms are talking about swaddling their newborn babies. Here is a wonderful link that a very experienced IBCLC and author of many breastfeeding books goes into detail about why swaddling is NOT a …

Continue reading