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Jessica Shares Her Birth

One of our previous doulas moved away toward the end of her pregnancy and gave birth soon after. She shares her fabulous story with us. We had just moved to Costa Rica. Everything still wasn’t settled in our home yet. I was originally given a due date of October 12, 2014. Three weeks after our…
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Self Care for Doulas

We can talk about self care for anyone but this is specifically for birth workers. I think it is imperative to discuss a few things to insure doulas stay healthy- and in fact these things are for any birth professional. Nurturers- self care is not selfish Choosing clients carefully Reliable back ups in place Bodywork…
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Do Not Put Foreign Objects In Your Vagina

What is a foreign object? Some will ask if sexual toys are okay. Here is an article on the subject. But that is not what this article is about. This is about vaginal exams in pregnancy. Today I spoke with one of our doulas and sadly the same story was recounted. A client had gone…
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How to Choose a Doula

You know your girlfriend may have loved a particular doulas, but that does not mean she is perfect for you. You know your midwife or doctor may suggest a particular doula, but that does not mean she is the right choice for you. You will know who is the best doula for you if you do…
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Shelia Shares Her Recommendation for BOLD

  Recently I posted about our upcoming classes and Shelia Matthews responded with this generously sweet recommendation. I wanted to share it on our blog! I very highly recommend this class for all parents-to-be. My husband and I were well-informed and very prepared for our son’s birth as a direct result of the BOLD classes….
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Meet Our Birth Professionals

Want to investigate hiring a doula and want to meet a bunch in one location? Want to hear about classes from the instructors before making a commitment to one? Have questions regarding birth and need answers? Want to meet birth pros that can help after the birth? Our Mingles are the perfect way! In 2015 we…
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Iron Sharpens Iron

Since late 2009 I have had 90 inquiries about our apprentice program. To become an apprentice with Labor of Love it has usually been a difficult process. I don’t mean to make it difficult but I do ask that the women who inquire really count the cost of doula work to begin with. Do they…
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Is a Breastfeeding Class Important?

The number one thing that is shown to make the biggest difference in success in breastfeeding. I encourage moms to also begin attending La Leche League groups as well. Today I received a sweet note from a mom who attended our breastfeeding class many years ago. She said I could share her sweet words with…
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What We Will Not Do…

We will not give you medical advice. We will do our best to not catch your baby. We will not make you feel guilty if you deviate from your birth plan. We can not guarantee you will not get an epidural. We can not make sure you do not have a cesarean. We will have opinions…
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Jeni Is An Amazing Doula Recommendation

Jeni Stansbury-Clark is an amazing doula!! I knew it from the moment I met her. She’s so friendly, I felt like I was talking to my sister! She has been there for the birth of my last two babies. The first one didn’t go exactly as planned but she stayed with me, was calm, helped…
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