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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 story that I will never forget. Reading this fathers words [...]

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, postpartum, and how to be the support your clients are [...]

Words of Gratitude

I knew I wanted to be work in birth since I was a little girl.  It wasn't until after the birth of my second that I KNEW I wanted to be a doula.  I also knew I would never give birth without a doula present again.  The support we provide is ......well I'll let one of my clients tell you in her words.  This heart [...]

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 holidays great for our kids but the holidays are more [...]

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 incredibly grateful for advances in medicine. However, it is important [...]

What Does a Doula Do?

Doula’s are gaining in popularity and to celebrate World Doula Week we wanted to acknowledge the immense benefits they offer to a laboring women and her family. However, many remain confused about what exactly we do and how we help. This will briefly describe the various ways in which The Green Stork doula's can assist you throughout the different stages of labor. It is by no [...]

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. Less is more: You're a mom and naturally that means [...]

A Complete Childbirth Education Course

The Green Stork is thrilled to announce that in January 2017 we will begin offering Complete Childbirth Education classes that are tailored, written, and presented exclusively by us.  We realize that some families have previously had to opt out of taking Bradley® classes with The Green Stork due to the cost and intense time commitment it required. Let’s face it… 12 Sundays of 2-4 hour classes [...]

5 FAQ’s about your Birth Arts International Doula Training

5 FAQ’s about your Birth Arts International Doula Training You’re thinking or dreaming about becoming a doula?!  What an exciting time.  I remember that like it was yesterday.  In my day job dreaming about what I really wanted to do in life.  Birth Arts International has everything you need to get started.  A full online educational program, in class training, personal support and mentorship from [...]

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