Ella’s Birth Story | Florida Birth Doula + Photographer

The Birth Story of Ella Adige. Every birth is different and unpredictable . Morgan contacted me during the Covid19 pandemic .She hired me over the phone! We did meet in person as well. She knew my long time birth and photographer expertise were what she desired .  Labor began  on …

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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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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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Prenatals at the beach

  On the First Friday of each month Growing Families Birth Center and Midwifery Services offers prenatal appointments at the St Augustine Beach pier. While awaiting your appoint time Belly Luv Yoga offers prenatal yoga on the beach. What could be more relaxing and and amazing?! Please visit their website http://www.growingfamiliesbirthcenter.com/ or …

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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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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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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 …

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The homebirth of Cassandra

In the wee hours of the morning of March 16 I got the call from Leah that she thought she was in early labor. Being a birth doula also, I got up and prepared to head to her home. Because she was a fast laboring momma with her previous babies.  …

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Repeat Doula Client (a testimonial)

  Today I am sharing a testimonial from a sweet client that I was blessed to be doula for TWICE. First was I served as a  back up doula for. I had never met her. I arrived at her home and she was in active labor in her tub. We …

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Birth Practices and Microbiomes in our babies

  This past week I listened to a online keynote speech led by Penny Simkin during the Gold Midwifery Conference . It is available here http://www.goldmidwifery.com/keynote-recording This the abstract from Penny Simkin that briefly explains microbiomes. This is the PDF from her keynote please read it: http://www.goldmidwifery.com/pdf/handouts/2015/PennySimkin.pdf if is in the future taken down …

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