Kale Salad: 5 Ways

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Kale Salad: 5 Ways

It’s no secret that I love Kale Salad. If you’re a DOC client, and I’ve been your doula - especially for Postpartum and Infant Care - then you’ve probably seen me throw down a medium sized mixing bowl of this yummy goodness at lunch. It’s a favorite when I meal prep for clients and the possibilities are endless.

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Meet Paige Menkins

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Meet Paige Menkins

Paige lives on the West Side of Cincinnati with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying all that Cincinnati has to offer from the parks, restaurants, and sports to the architecture. Get to know Paige and why our clients love her!

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Who Are These People (and why are they here)?

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Who Are These People (and why are they here)?

When planning for the birth of your baby, you probably already have an idea of who will be present: your partner, your doula, your provider, and an L&D nurse. You might not expect a few additional faces to also step into your labor space as birth becomes imminent. Who are these people?

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What Is A Placenta Tincture?

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What Is A Placenta Tincture?

Placenta Encapsulation continues its popularity in Cincinnati, but one of the downfalls to placenta capsules is their short shelf life. Find out how placenta tincture can increase the longevity of your placenta.

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Our Baby Has Passed: A Letter To Friends & Family

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Our Baby Has Passed: A Letter To Friends & Family

Today, on the blog, we've invited our dear friend, Annie Willems, to share an open letter from bereaved parents to their friends and family. We are so grateful for her words as we love and support those around us who are experiencing the most unimaginable loss. <3

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Infertility: Finding Hope

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Infertility: Finding Hope

Each year Doulas of Cincinnati hosts No Child Wet Behind to raise awareness and diapers for babies in need in our community. We are proud to have the support of our friends at Parental Hope as Silver Sponsors for 2018. Find out more about how Parental Hope is helping make people's dreams of a growing family come true.

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My #WCW: The Reason I'm A Doula

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My #WCW: The Reason I'm A Doula

Now, it’s necessary, here, to point out that being a Trendsetter™ is not the same as being trendy. I don’t regularly post on Instagram. I don’t use Snapchat. Heck, I don’t even own a Fedora. But today, I’m happy to use any trendy excuse I can to share about a woman I admire, my mom… my #wcw.

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Dear Doula: How Do I Write A Birth Plan?

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Dear Doula: How Do I Write A Birth Plan?

I just got back from my prenatal appointment with my doctor, and it sounds like I should have my birth plan already written…and I haven’t even taken my classes yet.  I’ll be honest, I'm totally overwhelmed every time someone talks about birth plans...

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 2)

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 2)

My daughter recently turned 2-years-old, and I’m a functioning person with a decent amount of balance in my life. I have a job, I have friends, I go on dates with my husband, I exercise, and, most importantly, I love my daughter to pieces. We did bond, even without breastfeeding and without me being my best in the beginning.

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 1)

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The Climb: A Story of Survival (Part 1)

At first it was all about the excitement, and I had lots of people checking on me and calling me. I had visitors, calls, messages, and mail from people showing their love. It was all about gazing at her little face and being in total awe that she was here, out in the real world, and I wasn’t feeling her wiggle around inside anymore. I was just recovering physically and trying to get the hang of life with a newborn.

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5 Things I Wish I'd Known Then

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5 Things I Wish I'd Known Then

I remember my first birth. I had read all the books, had my bag of tricks and accompanying savior complex. I knew what birth should look like and I was determined to help my clients have it. It didn’t take long for me to realize just how misguided I was. Below are the five things I wish I’d known when starting out.

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I Knew I Could Do Anything: A Birth Story

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I Knew I Could Do Anything: A Birth Story

Then it was time to cut the cord.  The last baby I would have was finally about to be completely separate from me.  It was the last time I would be part of two.  It was the epitome of bittersweet—it was the end of a journey, not just of this birth but of all of them, but although it was an ending it was a happy one, one symbolic of so much, so many lessons I had learned, so much love I had gained...

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