Tag Archives: Champaign

16Feb/18

Broken Boobs

I remember distinctly the lump in my throat and the hot tears welling up in my eyes as the lactation consultant was describing what she was feeling in my engorged, painful breastRead More…

23Jan/18

When Are You Gonna Have That Baby???

Maybe it’s because they don’t know that the average baby comes somewhere between 2-8 days past your due date, depending on which study you look at. Maybe it’s because strangers in the grocery store didn’tRead More…

22Dec/17

Don’t Forget This for Your Homebirth!

So you’re having a homebirth! And you’re no doubt fielding ALL the questions: “People still DO that???” “Can you still get an epidural???” “No, really, people still DO THAT???” And while their jokingRead More…

06Oct/17
popcorn and a movie, waiting for baby,

Waiting for Baby. Let Your Heart Smile.

You know your estimated due date, but we know that is not an expiration date. It’s an estimate, a date given based on averages. Will you have your baby before or afterRead More…

07Sep/17

Sleep Training: It’s Not What You Think!

For far too long, I’ve watched new families receive the same tired advice from well-meaning friends and family (and sometimes strangers on the internet!): Sleep when the baby sleeps…an hour or twoRead More…

19Feb/16

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…