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 …

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The many uses of the Rebozo

The rebozo, a tightly woven traditional Mexican shawl, is one of the few tools I have in my doula bag and I have had special training. It can also be used in pregnancy for when mom has round ligament pain, previous scar tissue pain and just any discomfort of pregnancy. …

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Live, Love, Latch! Jacksonville and St Augustine

  Last year (2014) I participated at the Live Love Latch! Jacksonville.  Live Love Latch! Is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups thoughout the country. Check out the Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchJacksonville?fref=ts I also organized and was photographer for the Live …

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A Preemie Birth Story

  I am sharing this Premature Birth Story of my son. Whom will be 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 …

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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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Doulaing my children

  I originally shared this post on my personal blog tonight and decided to share a similar version here. I called it Nurturing during injuries. But found myself during the incident talking to my daughter like I was at a birth. But do I call it doulaing or nurturing? We …

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What is Group B Strep?

    Back in 1996 when I was pregnant with my second child I was tested for Group B Strep , (the test was not common with the first in 1992) I tested “positive” for Group B Strep. I quickly began to research my alternatives. I am a fast laborer …

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Delayed Clamping and Cord Blood Banking: A Parent’s Guide

How you can delay umbilical cord clamping and bank your baby’s cord blood  Americord Registry, a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue banking, today announced continued support for parents that elect to delay cord clamping and bank cord blood. According to Americord there is little impact on the …

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Thank you for an AMAZING 2014

Thank you to each and every one of you for allowing me to be YOUR doula .  I am so blessed to be able to witness each child be born and you all become mothers and fathers. Over on my photography website I have created a slide show of the …

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