Sophie’s Homebirth | St Augustine Birth Doula -Photographer

June was a BUSY birth month locally thanks to Hurricane Irma in the fall of 2017. Kelly called me last minute and decided to hire me as her birth photographer AGAIN. This was the third birth I was her doula and photographer twice before. This time she chose a Homebirth …

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Connor Joseph Birth Story

On June 25, 2018 I was called to my 5th birth this month. Her membranes had released 24 hrs prior and I was the back up doula , and her birth photographer .  Unfortunately she was not progressing as the birth center had needed due to the laws here in …

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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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Juice Plus vs Prenatals | St Augustine Doula | Jacksonville Doula

  When I was expecting my first child (now over 22 years ago) I did just about everything ‘by the book’  I took prescribed prenatals. My pregnancy and birth were actually great . I was also blessed with a very fussy colic baby. I quickly learned that the synthetic iron …

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Heaven Sent

  Time heals all wounds they say. But guess what ? It just is not true, Loosing a child is like losing a  piece of your heart, and you never get  it back. A part of you is always missing and you actually never completely move on from it. This …

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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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Mood disorders during pregnancy can lead to postpartum depression

  A study has found that women who experienced mood disorders during pregnancy may be at risk for more severe postpartum depression (PPD) than those whose symptoms begin after birth. Also called postnatal depression, PPD is a type of clinical depression which can affect women after childbirth. ‘Clinicians should be aware of …

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Sacred Postpartum Belly binding

    I  was certified as Sacred Postpartum Belly Binder, with Sacred Pregnancy a few years ago making me one of the first in Florida . Belly Binding is an effective and important part of a mama’s recovery that aids the body to shrink and recover in shorter time period, …

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Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation RESEARCH STUDIES SUPPORTING PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION Placentophagy protocol in management of postpartum care ‎”Giving…placenta to a new mother following birth has become standard protocol among a growing number of midwives in the United States. By nourishing the blood and fluids, endocrine glands and organs, Placenta will …reduce or stop postpartum …

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