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Welcome to A Mommy’s Friend Blog!  I hope to begin writing some pertinent information on childbirth and my services but I must admit I am terrible at updating my site on a regular basis.  Would you like to learn more about me and my services, please feel free to email me to set up a complimentary interview?You can also get to know me through an interview through Boston Voyager Online Magazine!

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Let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Enza

The Children’s Piazza

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am excited to announce that beginning on December 1, at 1:00 pm, I will be facilitating a new mom’s group at the Children’s Piazza !! Are you a new mom and struggling with motherhood? Are you a new mom and enjoying motherhood? Do you just need other moms to chat with and laugh and cry with and get out of the house? Need ideas on how to cope with sleepless nights and fussy babies? Breastfeeding, no problem? Bottle feeding, no problem? Come hang out with me; childbirth educator, doula, and a mommy’s friend at the Children’s Piazza 81 Bridge St. Beverly, beginning Friday, December 1 at 1:00 pm. This is a judgement free zone! Need more information, feel free to email me amommysfriend@gmail.com

https://thechildrenspiazza.com/

It truly does take a village….a village of compassion!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have a beautiful friend and client who wrote a great blog on mom shaming yesterday. Reflections by RebeccaCheck it out!! Here are my observations! When did we become such horrible individuals that we have to shame other moms so we feel better. It’s rampant ladies and I don’t like it one bit! It doesn’t come just from moms either. Birth workers also have joined this game. When were we given the right to be militant in our teachings? As a doula, I clean up a lot of aftermath because a birth-worker didn’t watch her tongue and choose her words wisely. It’s not rocket science. It’s compassion!! We are all in this together. It doesn’t matter if we are black or white or purple, we are moms and one thing moms need is support. I always tell my clients, it’s not what is right or wrong, it’s about what works for you. If that means formula feeding, pacifier sucking, and crib sleeping for you then so be it!! I have another client who calls her family a tribe, well we are a tribe ladies. Next time you wanna tell a mama that formula stinks or you are doing it all wrong, step back and examine your own life. Perhaps there is something going on that needs to change within you!

The Edge of Innovation!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Podcast #2 Take a listen to the Edge of Innovation and let me know what you think!! What’s Coolah than a Doula?

What’s Coola than a Doula?

Enza

Sleeping on your right side? Don’t freak out!!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am always amazed at where people go to find their information and how many wives tales are still believed to this day. You know like for instance, “don’t raise your hands above your head or your baby will strangle?” Not possible! And here’s my favorite, sleeping on your right side will kill your baby. Here’s the scoop: Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby HOWEVER sleeping on your right side will not decrease the blood flow to your baby. The only position you should avoid and can cause problems is sleeping on your back. It can cause issues with your back, breathing, the digestive system, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure and cause a decrease in circulation to your heart and your baby. This is caused by our abdomen resting on your intestines and major blood vessels (the aorta and vena cava). It’s always best to get your information from reliable, evidence based resources!

Natural, Epidural, c-section…it just doesn’t matter!!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I wrote this 2 years ago and so worth putting it out there again!
As a Doula who has seen birth in a variety of ways, please be careful of the words you choose when describing the birth of a baby…an epidural does not make you a failure, pitocin does not make you a failure, hospital births do not make you a failure, c-sections do not make you a failure!! Giving birth any way you desire with whatever outcome makes you the best mom ever because in the end you chose life!!!

The Edge of Innovation

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What’s a doula? Thrilled to be part of a podcast on The Edge of Innovation with Paul Parisi. Take a listen and find out about my role in the doula world!

The Edge of Innovation