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I Might Have Mastitis: What Should I Do?

Mastitis: a funny sounding word for a not-so-funny condition. All too many nursing mothers have experienced rapid-onset breast pain, fever, and chills that mark a breast infection. Let’s learn a little more about this common mother’s problem – what it is, and what you should do if you have mastitis. What is Mastitis? Simply put,[…]

relationships

Real Relationships Are Not About True Love

Today is my fifteenth wedding anniversary. Fifteen years of sharing the highs, the lows, the excitement and the everyday boredom. That’s a lot of time to be around anyone. Most of us were pretty well done with our parents and their shenanigans after 15 years. Am I right? Think back to 15 years ago. Who[…]

getaways Colorado

5 Things I Know About Bottle Feeding

Guest blog by Kate Herzel, professional doula and co-owner of Heartland Doulas. Congratulations! You’ve decided how you’re going to feed your baby, and we support your choice! Whether breast milk or formula, one thing is almost certain: You will probably feed your baby from a bottle, at some point. Here are five things I know about bottle[…]

babies

Babies Don’t Wait for Service Members to Come Home

While you are serving far away, be comforted; we are standing beside them at the end of this journey. While you are missing your heart back home have faith; we are holding space for you in the labor room. While you are watching via Skype or FaceTime; we are holding the iPad for you to see, hear and[…]

exercise

The Last the Thing You Want to Think About During Pregnancy

The last thing you want to think about during pregnancy…no, not that. Exercise. Yep, exercise. You’re spending all of your energy on growing a human inside of you, the last thing you want to think about is peeling yourself off the sofa at night or rolling out of the bed extra early. But exercising during a[…]

Cesarean birth

Cesarean Birth: How a Doula Can Help

A lot of times we hear about people saying they don’t need a doula  because they will be having a scheduled cesarean birth for one reason or another. The impression is that doulas only helps people who are having or wanting a completely natural birth. Ironically, in some natural birth or home birth circles the[…]