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Mother’s Day 2015 Countdown: Happy Midwives Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and Tremendoulas is celebrating each day this week on the blog.  In addition, the month of May is International Doula Month and today in particular is Midwives Day.  (To read the first post of this countdown to Mother’s Day, click here.  This is the second post.  The third is… Read more…

Mothers Day Countdown: For Strong Women

This post was the first in a 6 post countdown series to Mother’s Day 2015.  The second is here, third is here, fourth is here, fifth is here, and sixth is here.   By Christine Frackelton Mother’s Day 2015 is quickly approaching, and to celebrate and honor mothers, I will be attempting to post each… Read more…

Powerful Mother Earth and Powerful Mothers

By Christine Frackelton Wow.  What a week we have witnessed!  Naturally, the stunning power of Earth to both consume and create are witnessed in the days following my frivolous write-up on maternity fashion.  In a time when so many people are bereaved and displaced, I simply can’t come up with any comic relief for now.  Let’s review what… Read more…

Lilly Pulitzer for Maternity

By: Christine Frackelton Every now and then, it’s time to take a diversion from the topics of cesarean sections, post traumatic stress during and after birth, prenatal health, and infant feeding methods.  It is time to discuss something more crucial, urgent, and important: maternity fashion. Okay, I’m kidding. Seriously though, how a woman feels during… Read more…

Phenomenal Woman

Privelege. That is what I feel today.  I am privileged, that I get to support mothers in what is among both their most vulnerable and their most powerful moments.  I am privileged to see new life enter and exit this world.  I am privileged that I got to carry and bring into the world two… Read more…

Allow Me to Multitask

If you’ve ever been through a childbirth education course that includes hands-on practice of laboring positions, your partner knows how physically challenging the work of supporting you can be.  Guess what?  Doulas, to the extent that the mother and partner desire, do the same physically challenging work !  This means that I must stay in… Read more…

Drink up this lovely giveaway!

By Christine Frackelton Drinking fluids is critical during labor.  I would know, having fainted shortly after my daughter’s birth, then receiving IV fluids, and suddenly feeling like a new woman (on many levels).  It’s also crucial to stay well hydrated if you’re hoping to produce ample milk for your newborn.  And let’s be honest, it’s… Read more…

What is full spectrum doula care?

By Christine Frackelton What is full spectrum doula care, and why would I be interested in it?  Full spectrum doulas support a woman in all of the experiences related to her maternity: antepartum (especially for pregnant mothers on bed rest), birth/labor, postpartum, bereavement/stillbirth/miscarriage, and even abortion.  Obviously, if you are pregnant, there is a doula… Read more…

Welcome!

Greetings from the doula’s desk!  If you are searching for a supportive, caring, and professional helper to be at your side through an upcoming labor and delivery, you have reached the right place!  However, because this website is still under construction, the best way to have all of your questions answered is to contact me… Read more…

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