The Journey

I am back in the doula world after a rather long hiatus!

I became a doula in 2012 and absolutely adored the experience of helping woman achieve a beautiful birth but unfortunately I burned myself out second guessing myself and trying to be the right person for EVERY person. I had decided to walk away from my passion instead of just going on a hiatus after my 4th child was born. My 4th pregnancy was hard and my health continued to be a struggle after she was born.12795076_10102482775624719_1664374108478519979_o

Late one night as I contemplated the upcoming labor of a family member and how I wanted to help make sure she was well taken care of at that time God let me know he loved all his daughters in the same way I loved this family member. It has been made clear to me on numerous occasions since then, that my work in the birth world was not done. I truly believe that God knows who needs me at their birth and he will bring them to me.

Moving forward with faith I plan to work on better listening to and trusting my own intuition. This will allow me to more confidently provide the service that each of my wonderful clients needs.

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Journal- Adrenal Fatigue

You may have noticed a lack of my presence in the doula world lately. Despite my baby being here, I am not physically, mentally, or emotionally able to place myself back into the birth world at this time. I ended my last post by saying my next plan was to take care of me but…

Baby 4!

My two daughters, born 6.5 years apart, were born at almost the exact same time of day, weighing almost the exact same amount, and were the same length. The difference is that the first was born at 38 weeks gestation and the second was born 1 day shy of 42 weeks! Crazy how unique each…

My First Baby- Why I Became a Doula

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In nearly every client interview I get asked why I became a doula and my answer is usually that I became a doula to protect other moms from being mistreated the way I was mistreated during my first birth. Since tomorrow is the 6th birthday of my sweet baby girl I thought I would revisit…

Welcome Baby, H.J.F.

It’s such an honor to be a part of such a special day in people’s lives. Such an amazing family! Hope you enjoy this little peek of an amazingly strong mama and her beautifully supportive husband.

Welcome Baby, Declan!

Have I ever mentioned how fulfilling I find being a doula? Seriously this was one of those births that I just felt so HAPPY after. Congratulations again to your adorable family!  

Alignment and Fetal Positioning

Did you know that the number one reason for a cesarean section is fetal malpresentation? I spend a lot of time at a good percentage of the births I attend trying to get posterior babies to turn around for an easier birth. It is for this reason that I wish I could require all my…

Welcome Baby, Rylee!

Sometimes I attend a birth that just really reminds me how strong a women in labor is. This birth was beautiful and I think my favorite part was watching the beautiful bond she had with her mother. They found the ritual that worked for her together and it was priceless. Mothering the mother is so…

New Mothers are Exhibitionists!

Maybe it’s because I’m a birth junkie and I love new mommies but I thought this was FUNNY