VBAC Tips and Tricks

UPDATED JAN 2022 VBAC is a hot topic these days. It seems like I answer questions about it in forums, facebook groups, and random conversations daily. VBAC comes up almost as often as induction (which deserves its own post). If you’re reading this, you’ve likely had a cesarean birth in the past and are pregnant again […]

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New Option for Water Birth in Nashville

It’s official!  In an email sent out to current patients last week, Nashville’s Baby+Company Birth Center announced that they are now able to offer water BIRTH as an option! This makes them the only facility where you can both labor AND give birth in a birthing tub. Finally, water birth in Nashville is a reality! Baby+Co […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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