Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17th, 2010

Today was a wonderful day! The couple I met with on
Saturday called me this morning just as my daughter
and I were leaving her dentist appointment. They were
at the hospital and getting ready to have a baby! I met
them there and about 7 and half hours later they
had a baby girl! It was such a wonderful birth,
I feel so lucky to be a part of their memory of
bringing their sweet baby into this world~

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meeting and a new book!

I met with a wonderful couple yesterday that was due on
August 13th! I'm hoping our schedule works this week
so I can be their Doula! I'm really excited about the
opportunity of being involved with a water birth!
I also bought a book about Hypnobirthing!
It's really interesting, I'm hoping to bring some of the
information I learn to the births I'm helping with.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Business Cards!

I just got my business cards in the mail!
I ordered them from Vista Print, It was supposed to take up
to 21 days and I got them in about 10 days.
Now I need to start getting to the Childbirth Collective
meetings. I also have a possible new couple to
meet with this week~

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday- Aug. 5th, 2010

I met a new couple today! They are looking for a doula for their home birth.
It was a great meeting, she is also a doula so she's looking for a doula that is in training or looking for more experience. We talked about the Calming Birth techniques and she told me she was reading up on Hypnobirth. Sounds amazing to me! She gave me some recommendations of books to read, so I am on a hunt to find them.
Well that's it for now, I will keep you posted on how it all turns out!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Childbirth Collective

Are you looking for more information about Doula's and what they can
do for you and your perfect birth experience? Check out a
Childbirth Collective meeting! It helps you connect with
Birth or Postpartum Doulas, Photographer, Massage Therapists,
Midwives and more! There's 2 locations in the Twin Cities.
I like that I have the option of either location every week.
Maybe I will meet some of you at a one of the weekly meetings~
I love this quote I got from the Spinning Babies website-

"The widwife is an ancient role, renewed to modern times.
The doula is a modern role, reflecting on ancient times."

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Little A's birth... July 2010

Little A....
Made his mom work for hours, she was in the hospital
for over 46 hours before he made his introduction to us!
She was awesome and an inspiration to all mom's!
I was so honored to be a part of their Birth Journey~

I was so excited to be a part of this families Birth Story!
Here I am with little A.... he is so beautiful and I can't wait
to do his newborn portraits sometime this week!

A Doula's Journey

I'm so excited about this newest Adventure
and Journey that I'm on!

I've always loved every moment of my own births and I've had the wonderful luck to be there for most of my nieces and nephews births. The more time that's gone by... the more I've thought about finding a way to make this a bigger part of my life. I've been a photographer for over 16 years and have my own photography business. My goal is to be your Doula through your labor and birth, but then after your sweet baby is here, to capture the moments of you with your newborn with my photography!

Please give me a call and we can talk about what
your perfect birth experience would be....
Melissa #612-695-4192