Almost every day a young couple will come into my clinic as proud new parents of their first “baby”—a puppy or kitten. It’s a very rewarding experience to watch them grow along with their young animal, learning to get up in the middle of the...
Valentine’s Day is nearly gone, and to be honest, I’ve been so busy over here in Mama zone that it nearly passed by without me even getting a chance to acknowledge it.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, loves.
Somewhere between the valentines being written out, the grandparent’s cards being...
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,...
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.
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,...
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...
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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...
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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...
Memorial Day has come and almost gone.
We spent the day with some fun friends,
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,
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.