Community Birth Stories: Finding your inner strength,a single moms story

I’ve been invited to share my son’s birth story, and it is my hope that my unconventional experience as a single mom will be of service to another magical woman out there who is bringing a life into the world under uncertain circumstances. I got pregnant by accident; I am not proud of that obviously, but as I was in …

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Evidence Based Birth: Vitamin K

Here at Annapolis Area Doulas we see a lot of clients who question best birth practices, and we think that’s awesome.  You should absolutely be an informed patient and parent; knowledgeable about current research on pregnancy, birth, newborns, and the maternal post partum period.  But there is so much information out there!  That’s where we come in.  We are passionate …

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Just Show Up

  I am a doula. I am a “woman who serves.” Serving others is not only what I do; it’s who I am. So this week when I found myself in a position of receiving, it was uncomfortable. And it was beautiful. My grandmother died. A tornado hit my community. My husband and I worried about finances. And a squirrel …

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Mom Is By Nature A Social Animal

Being a new mom is a time of falling in love with your baby, becoming accustomed to her little personality, getting to know one another, and feeling like you don’t know how you ever lived without her.  It is also a time of sleeplessness, shower-less-ness, and feeling stuck in your home and tethered by your baby’s feeding and sleep routines. …

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Do I Deserve Self-Care?

The first time I heard the term self-care was in a doula training course.  The instructor brought it up, and all the women in the room began discussing how they take time for themselves so they can be better for their employers and their families.  I had been a mom for six years and had three children, and it had …

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