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Negotiating Choppy Waters

I recently attended a birth where the mom wanted to decline getting an IV access. This was not news to her doctor. She had told her doctor numerous times that she wanted to decline this procedure. My client was well informed and knew that evidence did not show this was an essential intervention for a…
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Returning to Work- Avoiding the Pitfalls

I was lucky enough- and I have to say willing to take some huge sacrifices to do so- I got to stay home with my babies. It is not something every new mom is able to do- no matter the sacrifices. We unfortunately are encouraged to buy homes for instance based on the maximum we…
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100 Reasons to Baby Wear!

I asked the parents and experienced baby wearers on our facebook page this question: “What are the reasons you love to wear your baby!” And these are the top 100 reasons they shared! The consensus was “I love carrying my baby.” “Baby is happier!”  “All in all, wearing a baby is just easier!” [soliloquy id=”4408″] My…
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Companions Please

Often we find women in labor bring along a companion. It may be the traditional companion of her partner. But it could be a companion of her best friend or her mother. Women need loving support at their labors and birth. I want to help offset some areas that I wish companions would remember when…
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What Does Birth Without Fear Look Like?

I have to say right up front, these pictures are of my oldest daughter’s third birth. Both of my daughters have birthed naturally. My youngest, Jami, birthed first and gave birth at home. When she was first pregnant I asked her if she wanted my input as to who to use for her care. She…
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Kristen Johnson, CD (DONA) Labor Doula

“Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear.” ~ Jane Weideman For as long as I can remember and before giving birth to my daughter, I had always been fascinated with pregnancy and the entire process of child birth. As I researched more, I realized that perhaps my calling was to support…
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Aligned and Ready – Optimal Positioning

The female body is designed for childbirth. Today’s lifestyles often inhibit this perfect design. By being active and aware of your body you align with your body’s innate wisdom. What steps are you taking to take charge and prepare your body for birth? This workshop is FULL OF TOOLS to aide you in having an…
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Antepartum & Postpartum Doulas

Antepartum or Postpartum Doulas Antepartum or postpartum doulas are “mother’s helpers.” Their role is to “mother the mother.” For women who are restricted to bed rest before the baby comes, assistance may be needed. And many times our own mothers cannot come to us after a birth. Or perhaps they can only come for a…
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Apprenticeship Offerings

We Offer Apprentices  For the pregnant couple:  Occassionally we have newly trained doulas who desire to be mentored by an experienced doula. We offer the ability to have an additional apprentice doula accompany you when you have hired one of our trained and experienced doulas. If you are interested in including an apprentice, we will…
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A Group Benefits

Why Be a Part of a Doula Group? When I first started out as a doula, you went to your training and got home and started chasing bellies. There was little in my training about how to find clients really. There was no role playing of an interview. You were all of a sudden at…
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