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So far Steph Hotlhus has created 11 blog entries.

Why Hypnosis for Childbirth?

It's an exciting thing bringing something new to Mankato.  To be honest it's pretty surreal.  I remember dreaming about a "mother baby center".  Someplace that expecting families could go locally in Mankato to learn more about pregnancy, birth and postpartum.  Somewhere that had options.  With our offerings growing, I can say IT'S HAPPENING!  We don't [...]

Why Hypnosis for Childbirth?2018-10-03T19:25:53+00:00

Words from a Father

There are some births that you just don't forget. As a doula I remember my clients. I remember details about their story, I remember moments and things that were said. There are a few births that I remember..... EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL. .....of my day, my drive, the conversations we had. This is one beautiful birth [...]

Words from a Father2018-02-14T02:14:20+00:00

A Glimpse Inside Becoming a Doula with BAI

Many people ask, “What can I expect from your doula workshop?” So I thought I’d give you a glimpse into what is covered during the two day Birth Arts International (BAI) doula training. During our time together we dive deep into what a doula should know regarding topics concerning everything related to pregnancy, labor, birth, [...]

A Glimpse Inside Becoming a Doula with BAI2018-01-18T05:07:20+00:00

Want to Experience the Holidays WITH your Kids?

TRY THESE SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE WAYS TO CREATE AN INTENTIONAL HOLIDAY SEASON AS A FAMILY. As December is upon us and the holiday spirit begins to emerge from within we can easily find ourselves at the end of the month feeling just the opposite; run down, tired, and overwhelmed. We pour our hearts into making the [...]

Want to Experience the Holidays WITH your Kids?2017-12-21T14:24:49+00:00

Your Voice in the Labor & Delivery Room

You have a choice, you have a voice. We help you find your voice, but as your doula we don’t become your voice. An advocate by definition is someone who speaks for you. This is a common word tossed around in correlation with the benefits of having a doula. Rather than doing this, we empower [...]

Your Voice in the Labor & Delivery Room2017-12-21T14:24:49+00:00

Inductions and the Hormones of Labor

Induction, post-dates and cervical ripening are just a few examples of the medical jargon that are common to the birthing world. This vocabulary can lead to misguided confidence in medical interventions rather than trusting the natural physiological processes that our bodies are innately wired for. Inductions are sometimes medically necessary and in these situations I’m [...]

Inductions and the Hormones of Labor2017-12-21T14:24:49+00:00

The Diaper Bag

What’s too much, what’s too little, and what’s just right?? The true answer is that experience will be your biggest mentor while figuring out what is perfect for you and your littles. Whether you're a new mom or veteran here are 10 tips to make leaving the house faster, quicker and more convenient than ever. [...]

The Diaper Bag2017-12-21T14:24:49+00:00