When building your birth tool box, here are a few of my must haves: •Battery operated tea lights or other LED candles.
Your environment is important and making it your own by dimming the lights, adding some music or aromatherapy really allows for anyone entering your space to pause, asses where you are at in labor, and approach in a calm and supportive manner. •Waterproof footwear.
Birth can be messy, and nobody wants amniotic fluid in their Birkenstocks. •A thin comfy robe
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our guests and partners for the first annual Vulva Affair! We are excited to share this recap of the event with you, enjoy! All images provided by: Amanda Steele, birth doula and photographer with MedCity Doulas "Each time women gather in circles with one another, the world heals a little more." -Unknown Vulva Affair was created out of a desire for connection and creativity with like-minded, powerhouse women in Rochester, MN. This was a
This past year has been a whirlwind. When we launched the agency in July 2016, they had no idea what to expect! In the past 12 months, MedCity Doulas has support 35 families through pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting! Our vision for MedCity Doulas is to build a village in Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota that supports families regardless of the way they choose to birth, feed their babies, insert-any-parenting-decision here, so they feel confident and cared for. That
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our attendees and volunteers for Breastfest: A World Breastfeeding Week Celebration in Downtown Rochester on the Peace Plaza! We are excited to share this recap of the event with you, enjoy! All images provided by: Bliss Photography
#WBW2017 calls on advocates, activists, decision-makers and celebrants to forge new and purposeful partnerships. Together we have attracted media attention and widened our pool of celebrants and supporters.
Welcome to our first blog post! Here we hope to provide you with doula-wisdom sprinkled with a handful of helpful parenting nuggets. If you are trying to conceive, currently expecting, planning an adoption, or have recently grown your family. This blog is for YOU. We are your experts in options. Be sure to check in regularly for our upcoming events here.
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