Author Archives: Julie

About Julie

Hi, I'm a Southern girl who has loved the birthin' scene for over 25 years! I'm a CAPPA certified childbirth educator, a DONA certified doula, an ALPP certified lactation counselor and a Healthy Moms Fitness certified perinatal fitness instructor. I consider it a blessing and an honor to work with and serve pregnant women and new moms, and I would love to help you feel more informed and comfortable about your pregnancy, birth or postpartum.

February Babies

February, the month of LOVE, is a great month to have a baby! My very first baby was born in February, and it was like Valentine’s Day every day.

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Pregnant in 2012?

Starting the new year off pregnant? Congratulations! Head on over to my Facebook page and let’s talk about it! 

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Why take childbirth classes?

I love childbirth education. I mean, really…I’m a HUGE fan! I don’t think anything can take the place of excellent information and preparation for one of the most life-changing events ever—the birth of a baby.    

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How do I know when to go?

Hands down, I’d say  the most frequently asked question in my childbirth classes is  ”How do I know when to go to the hospital?” Trying to discern that fine line between “It’s waaaay to early to get there” and “I should’ve been … Continue reading

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Spring Babies

Whoa, baby!  It’s been awhile! To be honest, I got swamped this spring and haven’t had much time to update my webpage.  Spring always seems to be ushered in with births and even the cows on our farm have blessed … Continue reading

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Explaining Preeclampsia

Hi!  In the childbirth classes I teach, I am often asked to explain what preeclampsia is.  Most women have at least heard the term mentioned during their pregnancy, and they may know that it can only affect pregnant and postpartum … Continue reading

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I can’t let February slip past without mentioning chocolate–that delicious product so many of us crave love!  Over the past few years, some interesting research has popped up that gives preggies a chance to feel a little less guilty when … Continue reading

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Food for Love

There has been some fun talk on the news today for couples who are hoping to have a baby born on 11-11-11.  If that’s the goal, then today is the day for conception!  (At least that’s the textbook schedule.) For those … Continue reading

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Lovin Season

Apparently last spring was a very  lovin’ season because there were a LOT of babies born in December! It seems that about the time I got rested up from one birth and made sure the new mom and baby were … Continue reading

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