April 23, 2018

There once was a village…

And in that village, for the days and weeks after, a woman who gave birth would be physically and emotionally nourished, hydrated, and cared for by the women in the village while she focused on getting to know and bond with her new baby. Today,...

April 10, 2018

We've all heard about postpartum depression...

What can we do to open a dialog about what happens to women as new moms?  Some women intuit what needs to happen or what's going on with their physiology and psychology...but the vast majority of us could use some support....

June 23, 2017

Welcome to Birthing Gently’s monthly blog. Last month, we explored the numerous changes rapidly happening to you and your beautiful new baby, two weeks after you birthed this lovely little human being. For some moms, and dads, these past two weeks have been a whirlwind...

April 9, 2017

Where would we be without our furbabies?

Our cuddly cats, our delightful dogs, our fine feathered friends. We adore them. They fill our heart with unconditional love. Sometimes we even feel lost when they are not by our side. They are the keepers of secrets, the nonjudg...

February 26, 2017


...and here’s why.

“She was reliable, kind, and competent.”

 “Our doula was a true blessing.”

“We were impressed at the degree of professionalism.”

“Our Birthing Gently birth doula was perfect for us. She wasvery knowledgeable and soothed our worries.”

“Birthing Gently has...

June 2, 2016

Hello, Mommies and Daddies-to-be and all of you who are snuggling with your baby(ies) even as you peruse our website. Warmer weather is here; time to enjoy the many wonders of Spring, including colorful flowers, lush greenery, and blue skies dotted with fluffy clouds....

February 29, 2016


How quickly the month of February has flown by, at least for me. It seems like I always have much more to do than can possibly be accomplished in 24 hours. Do you ever feel that way? I have a feeling I am not alone in this. So here is February’s blog a little late. Ye...

November 21, 2015

Everybody has one. And many are most willing to share theirs, whether asked for or not. Since the holiday season, with its visits and dinners with family and friends, is closely approaching, I thought it would be helpful to share a few “opinion deflectors” for new pare...

October 14, 2014

You have been home for two weeks with your amazingly perfect tiny human being. You have survived, yes, survived, 14 days of motherhood. Your little person has been eating, crying, pooping, peeing, needing to be cuddled, swaddled, held or worn, and bathed for 336 of the...

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