The 411 on Baby Led Weaning

Baby-Led Weaning, or BLW for short, is a somewhat new approach to feeding infants, that has risen in popularity, especially in the U.S., over the last few years. It means almost exactly what the name implies, letting babies take the lead when it comes to eating food at the start of weaning. This means no…

Six Different Kinds of Birth Stories To Get You Inspired

Emerson’s Birth Day (Unmedicated Birth): This was a very speedy unmedicated hospital birth, with lots of sweet new baby footage showing how precious the first few hours after birth really are. Birth Story of Molly Grace (Birth with an Epidural) : A beautiful couple talking about their journey through pregnancy along with clips of their…

Birth Plans- A Doula’s Perspective

If you’re pregnant, or have ever been pregnant, you’ll know firsthand that the advice you receive from those around you is often confusing and conflicting. It can be hard to tell, as you swim through the sea of unsolicited comments who is right and who is wrong. As a birth doula, I’m used to supporting…

Resources for Shreveport-Area Families

Below are several local, state, and national agencies dedicated to providing assistance through services/resources to families in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. If you are an agency that would like to be added to this list, please click the “Contact” button above. BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: -La Leche League of Shreveport/Bossier City: LLL of Shreveport/Bossier City meets in-person…

Dads & Doulas

  Did you know that doulas AREN’T just there for the birthing person? Doulas are there to help the entire family transition from pregnancy to birth, and from birth to life with a newborn. While dads don’t experience the physical toll mothers do during birth, they are in for the same emotional roller coaster, (usually…

A Bit About Babywearing…

In recent years, babywearing has become popular again, thanks to carrier companies making more ergonomic (and cute!) baby carriers. Many people think it’s a new trend, but prior to the 1900’s, babywearing was, by far, the norm. Drawings have depicted women wearing their babies on their backs, as much as 50,000 years ago! But, why?…

What To Do While Waiting For Baby To Come

If you’re reading this, congratulations! You have most likely already braved morning sickness, round ligament pain, and that yucky sugary drink, which probably wasn’t as bad as everyone said it would be. Now you’re probably stuck with lower back pain, constant (or should I say, even MORE constant) trips to the bathroom, pressure, and constant…

How To Choose The Best Pediatrician For Your Baby

Looking back to my own pregnancies, one of the tasks I found most daunting, especially the first time, was trying to find the right pediatrician for a baby I hadn’t even yet met. In fact, with my first pregnancy, I put it off until I was already in early labor, because I was so scared…