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What doulas do…

I center myself before entering 

Your sacred and powerful space 

I smile warmly and gaze at this mama in wonder 

“I’m so happy to see you” with a warm smile on my face 

As the journey unfolds 

She finds her rhythm and he holds his heart 

I have two hands to hold 

Contractions less than 3 minutes apart 

I touch her comfortingly, delicately, reassuringly 

Having been through the journey that lies ahead 

“You can do it! You are so strong! None of this is stronger than you are!” 

I offer the voice inside my head 

I meet her where she is in her moment of travail 

I offer nourishment, hydration, and a knowing gaze 

We walk hand and hand down birth’s winding trail 

She is under the veil, blissfully in her birth haze 

I am the smooth stone that has seen the river flow  

Soft enough to mold right into the palm of her hand 

Yet 

Strong enough to hold her mooring in fierce waters unknown 

I am a doula 

I walk alongside the path 

A guiding light and a knowing glance 

You are safe 

You are loved 

You are mama

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Postpartum Love

This morning, I was in my kitchen cooking up some postpartum lovin’ for a new family. Planning healthy and nourishing meals is such an important part of healing. What were some of your favorite postpartum meals?

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Did you know you can use websites like takethemameal.com to plan a postpartum food train? You can have a friend or family member kick it into action once your baby arrives.

Birth Art Webinar – Here it is!

Do you want to learn to use birth art in your pregnancy journey?

Do you want to learn some amazing ways to make birth art fit into your busy schedule?

Join me for a FREE WEBINAR where I share three strategies to incorporate birth art into your life during pregnancy.

Birth Art Webinar

(The webinar is a Powerpoint file with an audio file on the first page. To hear audio, press play on slide 1.)

FREE Birth Art Webinar!

Three AMAZING Ways to Make Birth Art – October 5th, 8pm-9pm

Do you want to learn to use birth art in your pregnancy journey? Do you want to learn some amazing ways to make birth art fit into your busy schedule? Join me for a a FREE WEBINAR where I will be sharing three strategies to incorporate birth art into your life during pregnancy.

To join this webinar, you’ll need a gmail adress. Simply reply to the facebook event and email me (mindfulmamabirthservices@gmail.com) from your gmail address. The webinar will take place through google hangouts.

Click here for the birth art webinar Facebook event!

Space is limited, so be sure to register!