March 2016 Classes and Events

Spring is almost here!!! If you are at all like me (and my household), you are really ready for spring! We may still have a few colds days ahead but hopefully, we will start seeing warmer temperatures and more sunshine. We’ve been busy preparing for spring so... read more

The Importance of a Hypno-doula

A while ago I posted about doulas and what a doula really does: What Doulas “Do”. For this post, I’m going to talk about the importance of a Hypno-doula. Let me preface this by saying that all (good) hypno-doulas should also have the basic regular doula training... read more

The Tale of 2 Births

At the beginning of 2011, I set a goal of doing 1 doula birth per month. Today is February 14 (Happy Valentine’s Day by the way) and I’ve already had 2 births. They were both very similar and yet SO different. 2 moms with about the same level of partner support,... read more

My Hypnobabies #2

After a few extra days, our precious little girl is here. Lillianna Marie Banguilan was born at 6:53 am on 10/23/09 in our home. She weighs 9 lbs 9 oz and is 20.5″ long. At the moment, she is sleeping peacefully in her swing and Nanay and Jaiden are at the Taste... read more

Rats in the birth room and how our expectation effect ourselves and others

So now that I have you attention, I want to back up just a bit. I recently listened to a new podcast (my new obsession by the way) called Invisibilia called “How to become Batman”. I was not expecting to be floored but oh was I! It’s not that the...

Dekalb Medical is the first Baby Friendly Hospital in Georgia

According to Baby Friendly USA, as of December 2014, Dekalb Medical hospital located in Decatur Georgia official earn the the designation of “Baby Friendly”. Dekalb Medical is the first hospital in Georgia to earn this prestigious designation and only 1 of...

Atlanta Positive Parenting Support Group

Atlanta has a new parenting support group! Sometime parenting can be very challenging and sometimes our “friends” and family are the first ones to tell us all of the things we are doing wrong as new parents. Lets be honest, that new little bundle of joy...

Family Centered Cesareans

So often, when we are preparing for a natural birth, we forget to look at the “what if’s”. For most moms, the thought of a c-section is utterly terrifying so it’s good, no great to hear that there are other options. As much as we plan for and...