It is my joy to provide families with postpartum doula services in Wilmington, NC and surrounding ar My passion is serving and supporting families during the postpartum period.
As a new Mother myself, I know just how crucial a strong support system can be during this time of transition. My experience and education in social work and ministry geared toward children and families has prepared me well for this role. Through training with ProDoula, I have gained skills that allow me to provide quality, beneficial services to families during this time. Services Include:
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"This is maternity and paternity leave: a time of terror, joy, fear, wonder, pain, blood, and tears. A time of leaking breastmilk and sleeping for no more than two hours at a stretch. A time of your partner having to lift you out of bed.
In an era of highly curated selfies, it isn't easy to show the world what we look like at our most raw. But we want the world to see us, and know us, like this. No, we wouldn't trade a moment of it, and no, we're not complaining. We are simply showing the emotional, painful, joyful, unreal realities of new parenthood. We're doing the work of humanity, and we're asking you to see and value that work for the beautiful mess that it is."
elle.com The beautiful, the ugly, but most of all the honest, side of those early days.
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www.wilmingtoncoastaldoulas.com It's that time of year again, Mother's Day ! This is the one day each year that partners are reminded to tell the mother of their children 'thank you' for ...
club31women.com Do you have a strong-willed child? Wonder how you can be the best mom for such a determined kid? Here's encouraging and helpful advice from a mom who knows!
As my family is preparing to welcome our second little one, I know I sure need these reminders. Sending them your way too, sweet momma. It's going to be okay.
"You are going to do a great job. Not because you picked the right diapers or the best bottles… Not because you are going to breast feed or bottle feed… Not because you are going to wear your baby or put your baby in a swing… But because you are the best mommy for the job and that is exactly why God chose you!"
beckythompson.com The warm sun shone through the nursery window as I rocked my 5 day old in a plush aqua colored glider. I had rocked in that chair for weeks before my son arrived hoping he might become accustomed to the feel of it. I thought that maybe if he got used the gliding motion while… read more
"Because, in the end, you can never be a super-mom. But, you can serve a super-God. He will make you all that you need to be for your family. He can see you through when you are ready to give up."
paththroughthenarrowgate.com If you are exhausted, depressed, overwhelmed, and even resentful, you are not alone. Elijah felt this way too, and God's response might surprise you!
A wrong text led to two brothers attending the birth of a complete and total stranger
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"I know the night can feel endless… But the sun is just over the horizon. It’s light breaking through the fear. It’s the dawning of Hope in the promise that tomorrow is coming and Jesus will meet us there too.
You’re doing a great job.
Rest when you can, pray when you can’t, and never stop looking for God’s presence in your life… (even in the middle of the night.)"
beckythompson.com Shhhhh. I won’t take much of your time. I know you’re busy. I know you’re tired. And I know thaat more than anything you wish you were sleeping and your little one (or not so little one anymore) was sleeping too. I thought I might keep you company for a second. I know how lonely… read more
Speaking as the Mom who didn't make it out the door today ... I can say this truth nourished my soul. Hope it does yours as well, sister! 😉☺️
beckythompson.com I’ve been known to joke that on the seventh day, God rested… and moms everywhere wondered what that would be like. Let’s be honest, I’m all for rest. Rest is so important. But I’m also a mom of a 6, 4, and almost 2 year old, and those restful moments aren’t always a reality.… read more
wilmingtoncoastaldoulas.com One of our favorite aspects of our job is to see the transformation from when a Dad's ears first hear the term Doula to the undeniable enthusiasm they express f...
"Just when we thought we couldn’t, just when we were sure that there was no way we ever could, we discover that we had it in us all along. Because we have Him."
beckythompson.com She was on the other side of the wall in the next room. I couldn’t hear what the nurses were saying or her husband or friends. I couldn’t hear what words her family might have spoken to assure her. I couldn’t hear the calm words of the doctor or the likely beeping of the… read more
Here are some excellent suggestions for coping with the oftentimes insanely hard nights with newborns. You aren't alone Momma and believe it or not, there are actually ways to learn to enjoy this special time. 😉 Any other ideas? Post them below!
pin.it How to get through those seemingly neverending breastfeeding night sessions and keep sane! This mom shares her 9 coping strategies for newborn nighttime cluster feedings.
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Here's to celebrating in the best less-than-responsible way ever. Have fun! We're ready for November. www.mybirthrva.com
There ya go guys. This is one smart baby.
myfox8.com CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina couple was pleasantly surprised when they went to the doctor for an ultrasound and found out that their baby was “dabbing.” WBTV reported that Kat McKee and her ...
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"It’s okay for your home to look like you have children. It’s not just okay when you get all of it picked up and tidied and put away… not just when the car is parked in the corner and everything looks neat.
It’s okay in the middle of it. It’s okay when life is strewn around you. I promise we’re not judging. I promise that your messiest moments are really not offensive to most other moms. We get it. We understand how hard you work. We understand that some days your house is just… a literal disaster.
But you are not. Your disaster of a house does not mean you are a disaster of a woman."
beckythompson.com There has been a red Fisher Price Cozy Coupe parked in my living room for the last five years. We bought our first little plastic car when my oldest son turned one. He enjoyed climbing inside and eating his snack and putting his drink in the cup holder in the back. For the most part,… read more
Dr. Oz is talking about babies a lot today! Including the crib bumper confusion. What do you guys think? Did you use crib bumpers? Why or why not?
www.doctoroz.com Crib bumpers are marketed to parents in stores and online but are they safe? Dr. Michael Goodstein of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Nancy Cowles of Kids in Danger explain why these products shouldn’t be in baby cribs at all.
I must confess ... this is my kind of plan! 😂 What helps you handle all the "it's"?
How many of you have a Velcro baby?
coffeeandcrumbs.net Four Months I close the garage door behind me and tip-toe into the living room—a useless effort, as it turns out—because he is still awake. The sound of muffled crying hits me like a wave; my husband sits defeated on the couch. “I tried to give him that bottle half a dozen times,” he starts. I glanc…
lilliankeil.tumblr.com I always thought communion was a little weird. I became a Christian when I was 20. Though my love for Jesus came easily, my acceptance of church traditions did not. Communion struck me as a pointless...
"There is no greater task than the nothing you did yesterday, the nothing you are doing today, and the nothing you will do tomorrow."
bigcitymoms.com I often talk to new mamas with babies who “aren’t very good sleepers.” The latest mama has a happy 5-month-old girl who doesn’t nap more than 15 minutes at a time and is still waking up about every 3-4 hours at night. It’s exhausting.
Do you have any motherhood goals for the new year? What are they? I am liking #1 myself 😉
knoxville.citymomsblog.com As we approach the end of 2015, we're sharing 10 ways to make motherhood rock in 2016.
Happy New Year! 🎉
Anyone else ever feel this way? 😂 seriously though... How do you handle this in a polite way when in public?
Rebecca wants to protect her son.
Merry Christmas! Hope it was wonderful. 😊
"I think that’s what I want you to remember tonight. Maybe you’re tired of this whole motherhood thing. Maybe you’ve just had enough. Maybe you’re needing a break. Maybe you’re wondering if this even matters. Maybe you just need a friend. An encouraging word.
This is that.
Carry on brave mother.
Your kids don’t need perfection."
findingjoy.net I pick my son Samuel up from kindergarten every day. Pick up consists of a whole bunch of parents crowded into an entry way, making small talk and waiting for our five or six year old to make his way up in the pick up line. We’re all standing there – all with our stories […]
Wilmington Coastal Doulas soakin' in some awesome postpartum wisdom today in Jacksonville!
Sweet baby Teel decided to make her debut this morning! Congrats Teel family!!
Welcome baby Teel!!
Here's a good tear-jerker for your Thursday morning. 😉😢
"Being a mother changes everything. It changes your marriage, your job, your priorities, your goals, your hopes, your dreams, your successes and your failures. It changes you to your core in ways you could never anticipate or ever articulate."
doulasoflosangeles.com Doulas of Los Angeles is committed to creating and continuing strong relationships between care teams and client families. We believe that everyone has a voice and a story, and those stories deserv…
Oh man - alright guys, here's some inside info 😉 Hope you enjoy and understand a little of my heart in serving families as a postpartum doula!
wilmingtoncoastaldoulas.com We are having lots of fun sharing fun facts about our team at Wilmington Coastal Doulas! After More About Morgan we want to give you the opportunity to know m...
representing at the Lifeline Pregnancy Center's Run for Life 5k this morning!
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Womb’s Window is North Carolina’s FIRST & MOST TRUSTED 3D/4D ultrasound center. See your baby before you see your baby!
"Partnering with adults to optimize current and future health." Established in Wilmington October 2007 & Bolivia , NC February 2017
Full spectrum doula services, childbirth education, prenatal yoga, and placenta encapsulation in Wilmington, NC.
The Tides program is a comprehensive, intensive, outpatient treatment program, integrating existing community partner services to engage pregnant/postpartum women with opioid use disorder in the recovery process.
Postpartum Doula Services for Wilmington, NC and the surrounding counties.
We are a provider of non-diagnostic 4D HD ultrasounds and a full service prenatal imaging center offering elective prenatal ultrasounds. We specialize in 3D, 4D, and HD ultrasounds for expectant mothers.
We are a grassroots organization seeking to increase access to midwives in hospitals, freestanding birth centers and at home through education and advocacy. www.wheresmymidwife.wordpress.com
It is my intention for you to feel prepared, safe and supported during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Serving growing families in New Hanover County, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow Counties. Follow me on Instagram: @jillianbretzdoula
Birth and Postpartum Doula Services, Homebirth Childcare and Education Services, Birth Nanny Services, and Childbirth Education.
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We believe in educating birthing families about options and choices available to them throughout pre