Benefits

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What are the benefits of babywearing for both parent and child? There is a tremendous list of benefit for babywearing for both parents as well as the child. This list is not placed in any particular order of importance, but serves to highlight many of the benefits of babywearing. This is by far not an all-encompassing list. For further information about some items in this list please see the list of links under the The Benefits of Babywearing at the {Read More}

Breastfeeding and Babywearing

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How do breastfeeding and babywearing mesh? Breastfeeding mothers who wear their babies find it easy to nurse their babies often which can help them gain more weight. The less time between feedings the higher the mothers’ milk fat content will be. A babywearing mother can easily respond to a baby’s early hunger cues. Sears and Sears (2001) elegantly stated that “when a baby is near his source of milk and comfort, he does not have to use much energy to {Read More}

What is it?

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A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day. -unknown   What is babywearing? According to Wikipedia Babywearing is the “practice of wearing or carrying a baby or child in a sling or other form of carrier”. This can be because of easier transport for you and baby, or for attachment parenting. What is the history of babywearing? Babywearing is becoming more popular in today’s world. But the concept of babywearing is far from new, and {Read More}

Qualifications

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A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. Author Unknown -         My Trainings, Certifications and Qualifications 8 Hour Postpartum Doula Training with Kristy Huber 2011 Hypnobabies Class with Megan Marshall 2012 Infant, Pediatric & Adult First Aid, CPR and AED Training/Certificates 2011 Food Handlers Permit 2010 BS in FCHD (Family,  Consumer & Human Development) from Utah State University 2012 Dual emphases: Child Development Family and Community Services Minor: Special Education (birth to age 3) Certificate: Gerontology {Read More}

My Vision

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Babies are a link between angels and men. Unknown     Vision To help fill the communities growing need for postpartum doula care through education, empowerment, nurture and support; and to increase the rates of breastfeeding success as well as mother and infant health and well being.

My Values

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A little child enters your life and fills a special place in your heart. A place you never knew was empty. Unknown   Health and Well-being I believe that the health of the mother, infant and the rest of the family during the postpartum period is of upmost importance. A mother who is well rested and healthy has a quicker recovery, and is therefore able to ensure that her infant and other family members are well taken care of. A {Read More}

My Philosophy

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Flowers are words which even a baby can understand. Arthur C. Coxe             I take a family oriented philosophy in my postpartum doula services. My goal is to promote healthy, happy and close knit families. This includes both the clients’ families and the doula and her family. In order to support the doulas family while remaining flexible in providing postpartum services when you need them most I like to include my small infant when my partner is not able to {Read More}

My Mission

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A new baby is like the beginning of all things…hope, a dream of possibilities. Eda LeShan 1922-2002    Mission To nurture, support, and educate new mothers, babies and families during the postpartum transition into parenthood. To provide various postpartum services to families during the entire time surroundings a child’s birth. To educate families in many aspects related to breastfeeding, baby care, postpartum care and other parent related topics.

Who Am I?

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I believe that each personality is complete at conception And comes in the soul of every child. Taylor Hartman Thank you for taking the time to look at my website. My name is Rachel Richardson. I was born in Maryland, moved to Washington state when I was four, and then moved to Texas when I was eight, where I lived with my family until I graduated from High School in 2007. After graduation I moved to Logan, Utah to attend {Read More}

What’s a doula?

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A baby is born with a need to be loved…and never outgrows it. DOULA is a word from ancient Greek meaning “servant” or “Woman’s helper” and is the term given to a woman who provides non-medical assistance during birth (a birth or labor doula) or provides assistance when the baby goes home (a postpartum doula). A Doula “mothers the mother” by attending to her needs, and helps to ensure that the postpartum transition goes as smoothly as possible. Doulas do {Read More}

Enjoy a Babymoon with your newborn!

  Babies are bits of stardust, blown from God. Unknown   What is a Babymoon you might ask? A “Babymoon” is similar to a honeymoon, but is taken together with your spouse or partner and your new baby as a time to get to bond with and get to know your new baby. During your babymoon you, your baby and your partner will need plenty of care, support, nourishment and sleep as you start your journey together. As a Postpartum {Read More}