03Mar/17
think before you speak

Think before you speak and stare.

Stares and odd-ball comments that just make you shake your head. That’s what happens when you’re pregnant. April the giraffe knows what I’m talking about! I’m sure she is humming, “I alwaysRead More…

13Feb/17
Love life and Valentine baby

Valentine baby and your love life

  So, you’re expecting your Valentine baby soon. Or maybe you’re cuddling your little one right now and are immersed in the fourth trimester known as postpartum. Either way, your brain mayRead More…

10Dec/16
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A Doula is for You.

In life there are times when you need that person that understands you, that encourages you, that helps you find your strength. In birth, and when adjusting to a new baby andRead More…

19Feb/16
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Birth Center of Bloomington-Normal Update

Earlier this year, Heartland Doulas had the privilege of being invited to an after-hours meeting to discuss the Birth Center of Bloomington-Normal. As you may know, free-standing birth centers (meaning not physicallyRead More…

12Feb/16
Child Playing in water table

To helicopter or not to helicopter?

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.”   ~Alexandra K. Trenfor An important aspect of any parenting journey is to let our kids learnRead More…

19Jan/16
cord blood banking

Cord blood banking and stem cells

Cord blood? Banking? If you have ever had a baby, or read a parenting magazine, or read an article on stem cells you have probably heard of cord blood banking. It’s notRead More…