The good news and bad news about eating during labor
Good news, ladies! It’s safe to eat and drink during labor. The American Society of Anesthesiology‘s recent research review suggests, “Most healthy women can skip the fasting and, in fact, would benefit from eating a light meal during labor.” (With a short list of exceptions. These factors include eclampsia, pre-eclampsia, obesity and the use of opioids […]Continue reading
Can you describe your birth using emoticons only?
What's your story? Can you describe your labor in pictures only? We shared stories this way in a doula group this morning and it was hilarious. Humor me! Tell your birth story using emoticons. No words allowed. 😉 #Nashvillebaby #Nashvilledoula #Nashvillemoms #birthcenter #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #birthstory #birth #builttobirth #homebirth #waterbirth #birthdaze #birthwarrior #hellobaby #menatbirth #dadsatbirth #doula […]Continue reading
Event: Birth Tools Class
Coming to Clarksville, TN, Sunday, November 1, 2015 BIRTH TOOLS CLASS: labor prep crash course Location: Marathon Chiropractic, 1715 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN Time: 4:30 – 7:30 pm You’ve read some books, registered at the hospital, chosen a baby name and shopped for a car seat. But are you ready for labor itself? What […]Continue reading
Celebrating VBA2C success
Celebrating VBA2C Success I haven’t forgotten how wonderful it was to have Heidi with my husband and I while we labored for 30 hrs until Emma made her entrance into this world. What I recall most is Heidi’s quiet confidence… she knows her stuff and I can attest to that. Heidi answered all my questions and […]Continue reading
Nashville prenatal henna + photoshoot package
Pregnant in the Nashville area? I’m excited to be partnering with Brentwood Doula and Photographer, Amber Mohr, to bring you this wonderful prenatal henna + photoshoot package. Only $250 for both. It’s a beautiful thing! One of the things that attracted me to prenatal henna work is that it’s temporary. Belly casts are another popular […]Continue reading
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 WordPressContinue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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. […]Continue reading
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 JULY 2921 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 […]Continue reading