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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How to file for Insurance Reimbursement for doula services

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

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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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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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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 …

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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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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.

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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 …

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