It's that time of year again. Time to hear people complain about how much they dislike Valentine's Day and how the 14th Century tradition is only fueling consumerism. I hate hearing this. Not only do I love the idea of this holiday--and everything heart shaped, but I know it has the potential to be so much more! Most of us have more than one person we love in our lives; parents, children, friends, baristas. So, why not celebrate all of those you love and do it over the entire
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
In this series, we feature local women who are blazing trails in Rochester, MN while mom-ing and more! We are excited to feature a variety of professional moms that are leaving their mark on our community. Name: Sheila Terrill Occupation: Program Advisor at Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program Share a little bit about yourself: I grew up in the Twin Cities. Met my husband our freshman year of college at Winona State. We have lived in Rochester since graduation and got married i
FOOD (second to sleep)! Food is not only nutrition, but it can be restorative and comforting. Our postpartum doulas offer endless support to families during their transition with a new baby. Often times that includes creating delicious and nutritious meals and snacks that you will love. Maybe you are wondering what to get for a friend or a family member that recently had a baby (beside a postpartum doula!). We would say consider skipping the layette and stopping by (once yo
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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