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Do You Really Need a Doula?

“There is something that women have intuitively known forever, that having another supportive woman who has been through labour herself and who can help take some of the fear and uncertainty away, does wonders during labour.” – WellnessMama I remember how scared I continually became as I approached the due date for the birth of…

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Archer’s Birth Story – A Precipitous Birth

“A Precipitous labor is defined as expulsion of the fetus within less than 3 hours of commencement of regular contractions” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285060/ I had the pleasure of photographing an amazing, precipitous birth.  In my career as a birth doula and photographer this far, this doesn’t happen very often. Luckily (for me and the mothers!), this is the 2nd …

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The Top 5 Fears about Birth

Every birth is different and whether it is your first child or your second. It is hard to know what to expect. There can be a lot of fears of the unknown and many new mothers all feel the same way, so I decided to reach out to mothers personally to ask them what their…

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Ethan’s Birth Story – An Early Start

This birth was quite a memorable one for me, the birth of Ethan. I met his mother Ebony in the summer of 2017 and our first conversation was over the phone. She had a  sweet voice and she was very easy to talk too. And in no time, I felt like we had been friends…

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Are Doula’s Only about Natural Birth? – Mindful Mommy

It’s time that women begin to feel empowered and supported in the birth world again. Almost every time I tell someone that I am a doula, they assume that Doulas are only advocates for natural birth and natural birth only. That could not be further from the truth. This has really made me realize how…

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Finding My Purpose – Mindful Mommy

I once read somewhere that as children the games we play the most a reflect what we are going to be when we grow up. Looking back on my childhood, I remember playing “house/mommy” with my dolls, “dress-up”, “cashier” (I ended up spending 10 years in retail) and “office” (I worked in an office too).…

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Postpartum Care: New Mom Anxiety – Mindful Mommy

Becoming a new mother is a very momentous event and one that includes significant changes to your body and your mind. After Giulia was born, along with feeling that I was hit by a Mack truck, I developed a lot of anxiety! As if the hormones weren’t bad enough! It was terrifying to experience these new…

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Time to Let Go – Mindful Mommy

The best thing I have done since giving birth is letting daddy help. I should note: it was never up to me to “let” him help. However, as a brand new mom, I found myself wanting to be in control of my daughter all the time. It was important to give daddy the space he…

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Making Time to Meditate – Mindful Mommy

Is it Possible??A friend of mine once told me that when I have children, I won’t have any time to meditate. I have spent so much time integrating meditation into my life – researching, learning, training – and now it was all just going to disappear?!  Just because I had a baby?! I understand that children are time-consuming and exhausting,…

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