Tag Archives: Peoria

14Nov/17
Mother with baby in arms

Blissful, Bonded Postpartum

I remember how I felt the first time I saw the positive pregnancy test. Joy, trepidation, excitement, terror, love, anxiety, surprise, overwhelm, and optimism, all washing over me in one crazy tidal wave, engulfing meRead More…

06Oct/17
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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…

19Sep/17
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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…

07Sep/17
Happy Mother Touching Newborn Baby Daughters Nose

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…

15Jul/17
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Placentagate–What you Need to Know about GBS & Placentas

A recent article from the CDC about a baby contracting Group B Strep (GBS) infection linking the infection to the mother’s placenta capsules has caused quite a stir…and it should! After fieldingRead 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…