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This week, we've connected with Kathryn Tipton, licensed counselor at Houston Center For Valued Living and guest blog author today. We were excited when she reached out to us to let us know about her services. We're especially excited about…
feeding your baby

Feeding My Baby Is So Boring

Feeding Your Baby Sucks Sometimes Sometimes, feeding your baby sucks. What? Can I really say that aloud? Yes, I can. And you can, too. I won't judge you if you feel this way. Common Infant Feeding Methods When your baby is a newborn, you…
Induction of Labor

But I Didn't Plan A Labor Induction

Induction Wasn't In The Birth Plan You’re expecting your first baby. You took a birth class that prepared you for a routine labor where your body begins labor on its own. Your notes were meticulous on how to tell when you are in labor and…
A To Z of Comfort Measures For Labor: U is for Understand
When Two Become Three, Or More We all know that things change when you enter into a long-term romantic partnership. You went from eating ice cream for dinner to having a conversation with your partner about what you both want to eat for dinner.…
T is for TENs

TENs As A Natural And Drug-Free Alternative To Pain Medication During Labor

What Is A TENs Unit? A TENs (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) unit is a handheld device that can assist you with pain relief. Is is a battery powered device with wires that connect to electrodes. The electrodes are placed directly…
S is for Support.

Support Is Comforting

Nothing Feels Better Than Support One of the best things we can do for another person is to support them in their choices. True support involves active listening, considering all of the options, remaining fair and impartial, and not trying…
R is For Rebozo

Rebozo: Using Fabric To Aid In Rhythm And Comfort In Labor

What Is A Rebozo? A rebozo is traditionally a shawl that has origins in Mexico. It is a very long garment that is used in their culture for a variety of tasks such as head coverings and to carry little children. In recent years, more and more…
Q is for Quiet

Quiet Time: The Benefits Of Silence As A Woman Works To Birth Her Baby

Talking Is In My Job Description As A Doula When a family hires me to be their birth doula for the birth of their new baby, they know I'm going to talk to them. In fact, they encourage it. "Words of affirmation and encouragement" is pretty…
P is For Pressure

Sacral Pressure As A Tool For Comfort And Pain Relief In Labor

Sacral Pressure Doing Labor Is The Best Labor Support Trick Out There There is a lot that a woman is going to remember about her overall birth experience. There's the emotional component of finally getting to meet her baby and all of the emotions…