Tag Archives: natural birth

Peacefully Laboring Woman

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…

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…

childbirth choices, parenting choices

Life is full of choices. Use your brain.

Choices. There are so many choices, so many paths. There are many reasons why a choice you make today might not be the same choice you make tomorrow. There are many variablesRead More…


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…

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…