overload during birth and postpartum

Overload During Pregnancy

Some of us like to fly by the seat of our pants. Some of us like to research and plan out every detail of our lives. Whichever category you fall into, there’s one thing we can all agree on: the struggle is real when it comes to pregnancy information overload! You can’t eat this, you[…]

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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,[…]

Scheduled Parenting - Colorado Mountain Doulas

Scheduled Parenting Tips

What is scheduled parenting and why is there such an uproar about it? Scheduled parenting is exactly what it sounds like, parenting your children, including infants, by the clock, rather than by instinct alone. It is structured, planned, and predictable………and also, it’s not. Let me explain. Scheduled parenting simply means working your baby into your[…]

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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[…]

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breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Sabotage in the 4th Trimester Part 5

So far in this series we’ve discussed how what you do in pregnancy, labor, and immediate hours after your baby is born can affect your breastfeeding relationship. Today we’re going to discuss the sabotage you may come across in your fourth trimester (the first three months after baby is born) and for the rest of your breastfeeding relationship. Having a Colorado Lactation Consultant come visit you in[…]

Cesarean

Interview With ICAN President LaQuitha Glass

In the last week of #Cesareanawarenessmonth I took some time to chat with LaQuitha Glass, current President of the International Cesarean Awareness Network via email about ICAN, and its importance in an ever changing birth environment. The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to: Improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary[…]

Postpartum depression

Shout it from the Mountain Tops

Once again this year, I’m co-leading the Climb Out of the Darkness here in Colorado Springs. The issue of maternal mental health is an important and personal one to me and as we start to raise awareness around the event on June 18th, I’m sharing my blog post from last year. As always, by sharing[…]