Today we are sharing an intense and beautiful birth story from one of our funniest clients. She had us laughing even in the tough moments and has continued to bring her honesty and fun to our NEST group this past season. Michelle and her husband Chris were the kind of family that we love to work with. They knew what they wanted and they used every resource they had to achieve just that. Your birth was a joy to support, Michelle! Trigger warning: Fetal Distress and NICU Flynn'
B.R.A.I.N. One of my favorite acronyms to use as a doula (and a mom!) It’s a quick and easy way to help us to slow down and make informed, conscious decisions. Sometimes it is easy to react quickly to a situation without thoroughly or rationally thinking it through. Often times, in labor especially, we are given decisions that must be made but can be difficult for a mom to decide. Using "B.R.A.I.N" helps to prevent that from happening. Scenario: Your care provider comes into
Our Fall NEST group is less than one week away and we can’t wait! This group is for moms that delivered between January and the beginning of June. (If you fall a little outside that window and have never been a part of a nest group, then you are welcome to join,) Our first meeting is this Monday August 13th at our office in Urbana. This is not your average mom group. There are six meetings and three play dates all designed to nurture you, empower you and strengthen you tog
There is so much prep when planning for a baby! Getting the nursery set up, what car seat to buy, what are feeding essentials... the list goes on and on. It’s an exciting time, and definitely one to look forward to. But in all the prep for baby, you can forget to prepare for you! Your body, your whole life will be changing, and with that comes some extra attention in taking care of yourself. Our advice is to make preparing for YOU one of your biggest priorities, then you c
Its August! Last minute vacations, back to school prep, and lets face it... more rain, is already on the agenda this month. As we wrap up the bittersweet end of summer, we are looking forward to a fresh season and new activities. We have been a library junkie this summer. It is a great resource for kids and we have exhausted all the special events on their calendar. So as fall approaches we are looking to change it up! We've compiled a list of some of our favorite Mommy and M