Birth Keepers ARE Doulas but not all doulas are birth keepers

Birth keepers are doulas but not all doulas  are birth keepers as  most certified doulas are bound and limited in how they can support women by whatever scope their certifying organization has set.  I certified 3 times (in ten years ) with DONA and I learned much along the way …

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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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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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Sibling Doula Service

Have you ever thought about having your children present at their siblings birth? I am adding to my birth services an option to hire a Sibling Doula. AKA a support nanny for your child or children. You can relax knowing your other children are cared for while you labor and …

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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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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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Best Jacksonville Maternity Photographer Award

  A few days ago I opened an email that at first was going to skip over as I thought it may be spam mail. To my great surprise it was an email telling me I had been selected as one of the top 20 Maternity Photographers in Jacksonville.  I …

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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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