Relieving the stress of childbirth

Doula Heidi, at your service. Relieving the stress of childbirth since 2001. Having the help of a doula during your pregnancy, labor and birth is a proven way to STRESS LESS.  Contact me for a free consultation and get on track for a relaxing, happy birth.   Posted by Instagrate to WordPress

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Who needs a doula?

First-time moms are not the only ones who can benefit from the support of a doula. I was reviewing my schedule last night and realized that my next three doula clients are each having their third babies. I guess that answers the question of who needs a doula! And two of them are repeat clients […]

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Peace and Pampering

Peace and pampering. You could use a little of both, right? This luscious massage bar is your free gift from me when you choose either my Platinum or Diamond doula services package. Even better… It comes with a prenatal belly henna session! (The bar is for your tattoo aftercare.) I have a few openings available […]

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This is why I doula. This is why I educate.

This is why I doula. This is why I educate. If for no other reason than to say, THIS IS NOT OK. Part of my heart breaks every time I read another trauma story revealed. Part is angered to know this is happening TODAY. IN AMERICA. And then I go back to the beginning. Educate. […]

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Water Birth Options in Middle Tennessee

Planning on using water during your labor and birth? Hydrotherapy is a great option for comfort and pain management. The water offers warmth, buoyancy, and freedom of movement. UPDATED DECEMBER 2015 Despite research evidence that shows the safety of water birth for low-risk laboring women, an opinion statement by ACOG in 2014 has influenced many facilities […]

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How to Design a Birth Plan

…and then Deconstruct it (An easy but essential 12-step birth plan process.) You’re pregnant. Congratulations! Do you know yet if it’s a boy or a girl? What color will the nursery be? You have a design in mind, don’t you? Yeah, you probably had something in mind all along. Have you designed your birth yet? […]

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Why I’m happy to be a Heart Doula

“It’s time to let go of the cutthroat competition…” When I saw this pop up in my Facebook newsfeed, my curiosity was immediately piqued.   I clicked the link and quickly read the post.  Every word resonated with me.  I moved on to the Pledge. Yes!  Finally!  Oh, how I love this! What I read […]

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Birth & Babies: Courtney’s births

Heidi served as doula for the births of both my sons, and I can’t imagine having anyone else by my side throughout both pregnancy and birth. I first met Heidi in 2008 when I interviewed her as a doula. I felt immediately confident that she was the right person for us. I knew I wanted […]

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Birth & Babies: A Father’s Story

by Thomas P. When I found out that Prudence was pregnant I was happy and overwhelmed at the same time. Sophie is our first child. After enjoying life as a married couple for 5 years, the thought that everything is about to change was daunting at first. As a man, I did not give the […]

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Birth & Babies: Zoe – Bursting with Life

ZOE’S BIRTH STORY (as told by Kyle) Holly went into labor early on the morning of March 19th. She woke me up at 3:00 to say that she thought she was having rhythmic contractions. It turned out that they were coming about every twenty minutes. We decided to call our doula, Heidi Rau, to let […]

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