DHM Orange County Doula Services

Orange County birth doula providing support during pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, and beyond!

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Going Zero Waste – Reducing Single and Multi-Use Plastics

At the beginning of this year (2019), I made a few promises to myself… I wouldn’t necessarily call them “resolutions,” because I feel that term has some negative connotations associated with it. One such association is that everyone usually abandons their New Year’s resolutions quite early in the year. I didn’t want to start my…

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Horse and Cowgirl Themed Two Year Old Birthday Party

Horses horses horses! Who didn’t want a horse when they were a kid? I did. And, I never got one. Neither will my kids, but I was able to throw together a brilliant alternative to a real horse! Check out Blair’s 2nd birthday party, chock full of horse decor and a geniune horse saddle and straw bails!

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How to Survive Your First Week (and beyond) with a Newborn

Being pregnant was a cake walk in comparison to life once baby is earthside. I did as much as I could to prepare myself emotionally, physically, and mentally for life with a baby (and then 15 months later, another baby). And through my two experiences of life with a newborn, I have come up with some tips on how to make the transition easiest for you, your baby, and your partner.

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Five Interesting Facts and Tips for Birth

In this Instagram Live video, I discuss some interesting facts about birth. These include: Nuchal Cords, Third Stage Labor (Birthing your Placenta), Birth Plans and your Physician, Pushing and Pooping, and Perineal Health and Tearing.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Doula

As a part of my Tuesdays are for Tips Instagram Live video series, I discussed some of the benefits into why you should hire a doula to assist you during pregnancy and birth. Below the video is a brief outline of what I am discussing in the event you want to try to skip around.…

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Ditch your Dish Soap

As a part of my Tuesdays are for Tips Instagram Live video series, I provided some insight into why you should throw away your dish soap. You know, that super bubbley, maybe green or blue gel-like substance sitting on your kitchen counter that you use every. single. day. Ya, that one.

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Easy DIY Glass Tumblers – Make the Switch from Plastic and Stainless Steel

Easy and affordable DIY glass tumblers! Ditch the plastic and stainless steel for a truly toxin free beverage experience.

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How to Have an Enjoyable Pregnancy

It’s true that whether or not you enjoy your pregnancy has to do with how your body is feeling, and some of that you can control and some you can’t. But, for what you can control you should take advantage of! As I have two successful pregnancies under my belt, I thought I’d share with…

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Why I chose a Natural Birth

I have spoken to many people about how we brought our babies into this world; that we had two unmedicated births at a birth center (not in a hospital). Many people either look at us like we are crazy or they look at us with extreme intrigue. I say “us” and “we” because Conrad (my…

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Easy Ways to Increase Your Milk Supply

It seems that once you become a mother and you are nursing your child, you are constantly worried about whether or not you have enough milk. More often than not, you usually do. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t help your body make more! There are tons of ways you can help to increase your…

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