Singing Your Baby Out

Great things happen when a woman vocalizes during childbirth.  Many times a woman will create her own birth soundtrack, whether it be humming, chanting or full out singing.  Vocalizing helps your body to relax, sending vibrations throughout your body and down to your cervix, helping the labour process along. According to "Love to Birth", some of [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 May 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Keep a piece

While you're pregnant it's so easy to take everything for granted.  Your growing belling can sometimes feel like just that, a belly.  Your glowing self, although absolutely amazing, doesn't always feel fantastic.  So what are you going to do to keep a little piece of your journey with you?  A piece of that time when you were [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 May 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blessingway

This past weekend I facilitated a Blessingway for my good friend and doula client.  This may very well be the first blessingway to grace Lethbridge, but I'm not sure.  Anyone I talk to doesn't really know what I'm talking about and they usually look at me like I just sprouted a new head, so that inspired me [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 May 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hooping for a Healthy Pregnancy

Shortly after my third baby was born, the kids and I were looking for a fun craft to do during the summer.  I spent some time looking around online for ideas and stumbled accross instructions for making a hula hoop.  Wow, did that look fun, and off we were to home depot buying supplies.  Now I have a box [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 May 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Farm

I haven't posted in a while, I'm sorry about that.  There is so much to talk about!!  On April 10th a friend and I flew in to Nashville and made the pilgrimage to the "Holy Land", THE FARM.  If you don't know what The Farm is all about, you can check out this link for the community [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 April 28th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Waterbirth

Waterbirth is pretty much one of my favorite things to talk about.  I strongly believe that it should be an option for every woman to have a waterbirth.  Currently in Lethbridge, the only way to have a waterbirth is to have it at home.  There are no registered midwives and no dr.'s currently helping with [...]

By | 2017-02-27T00:00:53+00:00 April 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Babywearing

One of the services that I provide my mamas is hands on, one on one babywearing instruction and help.  Actually, I will help anyone and everyone, not just my mamas.  I currently co-lead the local babywearing group and help moms all the time.  I will also teach doulas or professionals working with mothers, so that [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 April 5th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Postpartum Doula Training

I am organizing a DONA Postpartum Doula Training workshop here in Lethbridge.  It's happening May 29th-June1st. When I had my third baby I was in need of a postpartum doula.  I posted on a local baby group forum searching for a pp doula and the reply I got was, "What's a postpartum doula?".  Now, the [...]

By | 2017-02-27T00:01:42+00:00 March 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s in my Doula Bag?

Well, I'm pretty sure every doula has a few tricks in her doula bag, so I thought I'd share a few of the treasures I stock in my bag.  Heat bag with straps Click heat packs, smaller for more local pain relief Birth Ball Emergen-C - for me, for Dad, for mama, for whoever needs [...]

By | 2017-02-27T00:01:53+00:00 March 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a Birth Doula?

Taken from the DONA website: The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during [...]

By | 2017-02-27T00:02:10+00:00 March 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments