Birth and Postpartum Doula Care and Parenting Support

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Three Reasons Why Postpartum Support Is Not Just For Mothers

By Catherine Fischer | April 3, 2016

I once got the sweetest client feedback when a new father wrote: “You helped me to find the bond with my son.” I don’t mean to imply that men cannot do this on their own, but, for this particular father I was able to help him build his confidence in that bond. How did this…

6 Tips for Tough Parenting Moments

By Catherine Fischer | November 13, 2015

When our children’s emotions are running high, often ours are not far behind. Here are some gentle reminders for those moments when you are all having a hard time. 1. Trust that children are trying to express a need with their behavior, not manipulate you. 2. When a child’s behavior goes off track, try getting…

Lightbulb Moment At The Kitchen Sink, Or, How I Became A Doula

By Catherine Fischer | October 9, 2015

  How I Became A Postpartum Doula “How did you become a doula?” Many of my new clients ask me this.  I always tell them about my trip to Seattle to visit my brother and his family after their second baby was born.  I loved playing with my older nephew, talking with my brother and…

Postpartum Tip Roundup: Planning For Life With New Babies

By Catherine Fischer | August 19, 2015

Searching Google images for “plan for baby” brings up hundreds of images of baby showers and toys.  A search for “postpartum plan” yields exercise plans.  While I don’t want to downplay the importance of baby showers and exercise, these search results are a sad reflection of how little idea we have of what to expect…

10 Steps For Writing A Meaningful Birth Plan That Doctors Will Actually Have Time to Read

By Catherine Fischer | June 29, 2015

For the major life event of childbirth, filling out a pre-made form as a plan may not be enough for you. It’s your body, your mind and your birth. Every woman approaches childbirth in her own way. If you are a “planner,” then filling out a pre-made birth plan form may not feel like enough…

Parenting: The Eternal Present

By Catherine Fischer | May 23, 2015

This morning I posted a reflection: “I love peonies. I love how they show their displeasure for years after a transplant. I love how they remind me of my childhood backyard. I love how each year when he was little, my son would call them something different: ‘peo-nannies’ and ‘Europeanies.’ Looking forward to this year’s…