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Hi.

I'm documenting my journey to motherhood while sharing my favorites and tips along the way. I'm so glad you're here. 

how we chose our doulas

how we chose our doulas

I am presently 2/3 of the way through my own doula certification process, with my final certification birth happening at the end of next month {hooray!}. I attended my doula training through DONA in the fall and loved it. I chose to pursue doulaing after observing my best friend's son's birth in April. I love photographing births, and there's a beautiful spirit that is in the birthing room. 

 {Sweet Amos}

{Sweet Amos}

Anyway, of course I knew we'd choose a doula {a birth support person and a resource}. 

One of my dear friends Marjorie suggested taking the Hypnobabies birth course. I had also heard that Bradley Method was excellent as well, but twelve weeks just wasn't possible with our work schedules. 

I was happy to learn that the Hypnobabies course Marjorie suggested was run through a company called ByWater-- and that they also offered doula and placenta encapsulation services. Three in one, I love it! 

We met Anne and Aileen over coffee and just loved them.  

So far I've been so impressed with their support. I've reached out when I haven't felt well or had outrageous amounts of questions. 

14 week bump update

14 week bump update

questions I asked my doctor and how I ended up with a midwife

questions I asked my doctor and how I ended up with a midwife