Archive for the ‘Birth’ Category

Pushing an OP baby

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

I was recently at a birth where the mama pushed out her OP baby.  OP means posterior! Her will power to have a birth with no interventions, (other than a bit of Gas) was achieved.  I don’t consider Gas to be an intervention or medication

This Mama was given a choice of an episiotomy and a big push – which she said NO!! or  a c-section.  I leaned into her and repeated what the Dr had said, then told her she could have the c-section or she could push this baby out.  She only took a fraction of second to tell us, she “only needed a couple more pushes” – and she was right

3 pushes later we had a beautiful boy – with no episiotomy But better still NO c-section

You could be the next strong woman I meet

Kim …  Loving my Job, Birth and Strong Women

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Women are so Strong

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

I am sure I have written about this before – but I am still so amazed at the resilience and strength women show during labor and delivery.  Women of all backgrounds, sizes and age fascinate me.  When put to the challenge of birthing their baby, the places they draw from, what is needed and then the satisfaction they realize when the baby is put into their arms.

It’s what helps me get out of bed in the middle of the night and drive to a birth.

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Thank you

Friday, May 30th, 2014

I was at a very lovely birth.  I had gone to the prenatal visit and meet with two very lovely people just before Halloween.  We talked more about the birth than their back ground.

The nurses at their birth informed me, that the Dad had never meet his birth parents. Upon meeting his newly born son, he said “I have been waiting all my life to meet you”

A comment that is said in the moment of truth, and heightened emotion, with such depth; I am humbled by what I see and hear while helping people in labour.  Comments made from the centre core of their heart; and the strength of women, as they scrap together the last bit of energy to push out her baby.   It is such a pleasure to assist at someones birth.

Thank you to everyone that has allowed me to be a part of your birth 🙂

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website crash

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Wondering about why  there is is a large gap in my posts?  After a big crash with my server, I lost all of what I had written and published since Spring of 2012, I will try and repair some of the damage.

I have found this year 2013 a fascinating year !  I am telling all my clients about a few techniques that are making a difference in them having shorter, easier labors.  I continue to be blessed with amazing clients and having fun helping them with their birth preparations.

This month, September, I have attended 6 births – and only been at hospital 3 times.  I have had double births each day.  This has happened once in a while but this month 3 times.

 

 

 

 

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What Does a Doula Do? My Book

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

A reminder to everyone that my book can be purchased on line at www.whatdoesadoulado.com  The perfect Shower Gift, or you interested in reading some Good and Positive Birth Stories, or just some important information before you have your baby.

OR   Kindle  or  Amazon

 

A client of mine just emailed me this:  “I have enjoyed reading your doula book. It has given me a lot of insight into the birthing process and I enjoyed reading about some of your experiences!”

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Placenta – to eat or not

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I watched as dad ‘tasted’ the placenta, the care provider sliced a tiny piece when he asked if he could taste it.    What flavour, would you think?   He replied, Nothing, No flavour.

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Spring is almost here and the Babies are being Born!!

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Spring – an amazing time to enjoy.  We get so excited that the weather is changing and warming up, getting rid of the boots and heavy jackets.  Well for me along with Spring is the start of a wonderful season of New Babies!!  I so love being immersed in Birth 🙂

Yesterday an adorable little girl arrived ‘early’, perfect in all ways.  This had been a long awaited event for her parents, and the whole labor and birth was surprisingly quick, especially (and thankfully) for her mother!  What was the best part for me?  For ten minutes, I stood beside Dad, he helped catch his daughter and place her on Mum’s chest.  He was so excited about catching his baby he didn’t look to see what sex the baby was.  Maybe the tears of joy peaking from the corner of his eyes,  made it hard to see 🙂   Mum was asking what they had, with no response from a stunned Dad, she lifted the baby’s leg and screamed, It’s A Girl!  and then the tears ran down Mum’s cheeks.  They both believed it might be a boy, then the discovery of their daughter, brought a serge of excitement for both parents.

It is no wonder that a Doula loves what she does, the excitement of Birth,  is addicting.

I am looking forward to a full new season of Beautiful Babies and Over the Moon Excited Parents!!

 

Call me soon if you are looking for my services – this is going to be a very busy year!

My book is a perfect gift for a baby shower or to yourself – lots of tips on how to prepare for labor and birth – and some awesome Birth Stories from some of my past clients

www.whatdoesadoulado.com (for an autographed copy);   from Kindle  or  Amazon  – enjoy the read

 

 

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my year starts with a birth

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

I had 74 births in 2011!  I am blessed, thank you to all of my clients, for allowing me to journey with you at your baby’s birth.  I had my last baby on Dec 31 at 8:30 a.m. and my first birth of the year Jan 2 at 10:12 a.m.

I would love to have twins this year.   I look forward to being at your birth – even if you aren’t having twins!!   🙂

 

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So Excited to Arrive in the Glorious Year 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

My last client of the year, due Dec 23 is secretly wishing her baby is born in 2012!  This past month I have attended ten births, and two just since the early morning of Dec 28.  I surprisingly had 3 days at Christmas off, and am hoping that I don’t get a call New Years eve.  I now sit exhausted! and in total and complete joy, for the parents I have helped, bring their babies into this world in 2011.   I attended a total of 73 births this year, wow !! how did I do it??  I know my year went by sooo fast, probably because I was working at my passion – BIRTH!     I thank the Universe for helping me keep my schedule on track – I rely on them so I don’t over lap and have a conflict in labouring mamas.  They did throw me a few loops; like back to back births several times, but I attended all.  Except for the bit of time I took off; I believe I was away for two births.  All in all this was a fabulous year, now for the coming year………

2012 is going to be very successful – if we chose it to be.  For myself; fewer births and delving into Post Partum work.  I have not as yet professionally experienced this side of the birthing picture and I look forward to having more time with babies.  I so enjoyed my four babies when they were new, they are a mystery and a delight 🙂   My schedule is starting to book up, so please contact me soon if you are looking for either doula work or combination birth/postpartum doula work.

Enjoy your New Year’s celebration, be safe.   I wish everyone an abundance of love – peace – joy as we all live together on this glorious planet.

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Gift giving – Lots of December Births!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The holidays are here!  Lots of new babies are on their way, the best gift a new parent can receive!  If you know of any one that is pregnant, you can help them by gifting them my book What Does a Doula Do? a very informative handbook for their labor and it’s easy to purchase.   Either a signed copy purchased from www.whatdoesadoulado.com or on-line from any Amazon for book version or Kindle for the e-version.

Enjoy your holidays, be safe and expect a fabulous birth!   I can show you how to birth with ease and have a natural birth.

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