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February 9, 2017

5 Must Haves for Sex After Baby

Tis’ the season of love, and if we as doulas know anything about Valentine’s Day in the Upper Peninsula, it is a day that many people do more than eat a little dark chocolate and drink a little wine. Even at journal club a couple weeks back,...

November 1, 2016

Is Your Swaddle Game On Point?

Baby Burrito.   Just drop that phrase around a group of parents and they will know exactly what you are talking about. Often what follows is sharing their experience with swaddling their baby or babies. Sometimes they will even whip a swaddle out and demonstrate what did and didn’t work. In...

October 25, 2016

A Little Friendly Reminder from Salt-N-Pepa

The last month and a half has been CRAZY busy at Doulas of Marquette. I’m talking about nine births, (and a yearly professional development conference with ProDoula for me). Nine beautiful births. Nine strong mothers. Nine supportive partners. Amazing OBGYN Doctors, Family Doctors, RN’s, Midwives. Nine births that were completely different,...

September 5, 2016

A Labor (Day) of Love

As a doula, when I hear the word “labor” my mind naturally goes to thinking about birth, babies, hard work, perseverance, and basically every other word that is badassery or motherhood. But surprisingly enough, that is not the Labor of Love I want to talk about...

August 17, 2016

Dear Dads: Lou has something he wants you to know

[caption id="attachment_1008" align="alignnone" width="768"] Lou rocking some skin-to-skin with baby Olive right after his and Jenna's birth! (Used with permission)[/caption] Every time that we receive a review, it is super humbling and gives us great pride knowing that we supported your families just in the way...

July 26, 2016

A Not So Frequently Asked Question

[caption id="attachment_970" align="alignnone" width="700"] Dear (Your Name),[/caption] Over the past six years of being a doula, I’ve gotten all kinds of questions about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. You see a doula is an expert in options for pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Here at Doulas of Marquette we aren’t...

May 30, 2016

Somebody’s Baby Still…

Memorial Day has come and almost gone. We spent the day with some fun friends, Eating Laughing Some of us riding a zip line. Throughout the day, I’ve stopped to think of the fallen soldiers all over the world. For when it comes down to it, We are all human, We all bleed, We...

May 9, 2016

She is Teaching Me How to Be A Mother

Mother’s Day this year was definitely non-traditional in our home. Granted, I could likely say that about every year. While some are scrambling around trying to figure out what exactly to get their Mother, my husband had already asked me what I wanted earlier in the week. As...

April 22, 2016

“Mama is there a home that isn’t safe today?”

It was early release day for my two big kids this past Wednesday. I had actually forgotten, and was reminded about an hour before by my sweet husband. Now I’ll keep it real, early release days ARE NOT MY FAVORITE. Now don’t confuse that with my kids...

March 24, 2016

A Poem For Us All

Marquette County families need your help, you see we have a division that’s felt. When many of us see our baby’s diapers are low, we get into our cars and off to Target, Walmart, or Shopko we go… Some of us look for the best deal of the week, some...