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Dear Doula: I'm Hungry All The Time!

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Dear Doula: I'm Hungry All The Time!

Everything is really going so well. Except, at night, as soon as I sit down to nurse, I am STARVING! I was really careful during my pregnancy to eat well and gained just 21 lbs. I’ve been trying to continue with my healthy eating now that I’m breastfeeding, but I’m really struggling during nursing sessions. I just want to eat everything in sight, especially at night! I have never felt so hungry. Is this normal?

 

Hungry in Highland Heights

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JoEllen's Story - PMAD Awareness

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JoEllen's Story - PMAD Awareness

Then the fog lifted and I was finally free. I could breathe. I could get through my days without anxious, intrusive thoughts. I didn’t emotionally react as swiftly and aggressively because as one RN friend put it, “You’ve been given a sort of pause button.” She was so right. 

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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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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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Top 10 Bedtime Books

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Top 10 Bedtime Books

Bedtime stories are a nice way to wind down together and enjoy some quiet bonding and fun with your kid(s). Here are the top ten bedtime books from our house from birth through age 5.

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All The Way & Back Again: A Birth Story

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All The Way & Back Again: A Birth Story

Christy was a client of mine last year who overcame some seriously tough twists during her labor (You're 10 centimeters! Just kidding... still 7!) to birth her sweet baby boy, Ashby, at Mercy Hospital in Anderson. She blogs over on Eat Clean Live Simple (go give her some love) and she's kindly written her birth story for us to share and enjoy.

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