I Wish I Had Hired a Sibling Doula

I wish someone had told me about sibling doulas when I was pregnant with my third baby. My first baby had been born with just my father and step mother by my side. For many reasons, it was a very special time for all of us. My second baby was born in the wee hours[…]

The First Six Weeks Postpartum: Physical Recovery

Coming home with your newborn baby is an exciting and scary time. Whether you’re a first-time parent, or a well-traveled expert, there is a lot to consider when it comes to your own recovery. As a postpartum and infant care doula, what I often see with my clients is that the reality does not match[…]

Placenta Encapsulation in the News

There is risk to ingesting your placenta. Let’s get that out of the way, right at the beginning. Anyone who tells you there is not, is not being honest with you. At Colorado Mountain Doulas, we believe in informed consent. Everything has risk, even the most natural supplement, oil, or vitamin. In the same way[…]

What This Diaper Drive Means to Me-Hosting No Child Wet Behind

There was once a time, not long ago, when I was a single mom. I was on TANF, food stamps, WIC, Medicaid, and I had a childcare subsidy. I was a full time community college student and I worked at a local weekly newspaper. I had applied for a seasonal job and ended up with[…]

National Hug Day 2017

Today is National Hug Day 2017. In case your social media page is not flooded like mine, or you live under a rock, or lost your phone in the woods while simultaneously losing all T.V. and radio service, you are also aware that today is also Women’s March. Today is my favorite day in 2017[…]