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The Colorado Mountain Doulas Philosophy

You know what they say about opinions right? Everyone has one…….. This is a very common question that we get in interviews. Part of that is because for years there have been lists floating around with “Questions to Ask Your Doula”. One of those questions has always been, “What is your birth philosophy.” This questions
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What Is a Doula?

This question instantly makes me think of the above quote I read about a year ago. Preparing for birth can be compared to planning to climb a 14er (a mountain over 14,000 ft). It’s hard work. It takes planning, determination, endurance, and stamina. You wouldn’t just take off on a climb without any preparation. A
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Free and Low Cost Doulas in Colorado Springs. Things to Consider

Here in Colorado Springs we have a very high concentration of doulas. To my knowledge there are somewhere in the range of 25-40 labor doulas and a handful of postpartum doulas. Regularly, these doulas quit or go into other professions within 2 to 3 years. It’s a demanding job, one that many are not prepared
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Breastfeeding Sabotage Begins in the Womb part2

In August I made a quick post about the many ways our breastfeeding relationships tend to get sabotaged here in the US. Some are intentional, but most are not. Now I’d like to go into a little bit more detail on the first sabotage-SELF sabotage in the womb. Many people want to know what is
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Breastfeeding Sabotage, An American Epidemic Part1

Is your breastfeeding relationship being sabotaged? Are you sure? Are you unknowingly sabotaging someone else’s breastfeeding relationship? How do you know? I am a labor doula, postpartum and infant care doula and childbirth educator. I am a mother of three with a variety of breastfeeding experiences. Over twenty years ago my own breastfeeding relationship was sabotaged
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Ashton Tyler’s Birth

It was 4 years after my first child was born before I began to realized that there was another way; a better way, for me, to bring my babies into the world. Before I was even pregnant with my second child I was lucky enough to meet a girl at work named Nadine. She was
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New Journey, New Life

It’s a wonderful feeling to discover your true calling. It feels like….peace. For the first time in my life I feel like I know where I’m going and I know how to get there. I actually discovered my calling to be a doula about 11.5 years ago when my second son was born but only
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