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“A Letter to My Future Postpartum Self”

note the milk catcher....it's what was handy while trapped under the sleeping baby We have some of the most amazing clients at The Green Stork.  Kate Michaletz has been down this pregnancy road before.  At our last prenatal we were discussing her postpartum plan.  It's something we chat about with all our clients.  [...]

“A Letter to My Future Postpartum Self”2021-05-18T19:17:26+00:00

How We Can Help You Throughout Pregnancy & Birth

Steph was on the news in the MIDDAY EXPERT segment.  To view the whole clip visit KEYC. "Think of us as your doula as you would a guide.  Just as you would if you were preparing to climb Mount Everest.  You would educate yourself, do your research.  You would train for the adventure.  Most people [...]

How We Can Help You Throughout Pregnancy & Birth2019-02-02T22:36:44+00:00

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
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