BABY LED WEANING: HOW TO GET STARTED

Baby led weaning basics

It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and if you have a young baby at home, you may be wishing they could take part in your Thanksgiving feast! Looking back, this was always the day of the year my kids leaped ahead in their eating competence. There really is something to watching the adults in…

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HOW TO GET THE BIRTH YOU WANT

birth plans how to get the birth you want

I’ll be the first to admit, this title is a little misleading/click-bait-ey. No one – not me, not your partner, not your OB/midwife, not your doula – can guarantee that you’ll have your “ideal birth.” I heard from a wonderful childbirth education teacher that you can control a lot of things about your birth, including:…

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WHAT POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT LOOKS LIKE

what a postpartum doula does

Pregnancy and birth can be exciting and glamorous, but once that baby is born, a lot of the attention goes to the baby, not the parents. Many of us live away from our extended families and lack social support structures. Even when we do have friends and family nearby, many of them don’t have the…

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CYCLE TRACKING 101

menstrual cycle tracking tools

I hope after learning all of the amazing ways your body communicates with you through your cycle, that you’re ready to get started tracking ASAP! The good news is, it really doesn’t need to be that complicated, and the types and precision of the data you track can and probably will vary throughout your life.…

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YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE 101

menstrual cycle 101

I don’t know about you, but the more I learn about women’s bodies, the more fascinated I become. I think it’s a large part of what drives me toward birth work and helping women become their strongest, most badass selves. When I was younger, I used to think being a woman was a curse. Why…

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HOW TO CARE FOR YOURSELF WITH YOUNG KIDS

self care young kids

Having your first (or second, or fourth) child is an amazing experience in any parent’s life, but I think we can all agree that babies demand a LOT of our attention. Our first boy needed to be held almost constantly when he was born, and that need for attention hasn’t abated much in the last…

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