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Why you DON'T want a doula who will stay by your side not matter what

Why you DON’T want a doula who will stay by your side not matter what

This is a big selling point for many doulas: “No matter how long your birth is, no matter what day it is or what’s going on my life, I’m going to be by your side from the start of active labor through the first couple of hours postpartum.” I get the appeal – That soundsContinue reading “Why you DON’T want a doula who will stay by your side not matter what”

What Breastfeeding for 2 Years Looks Like

Consider this: Many parents will spend more months breastfeeding than they spend being pregnant. It shouldn’t come as a shock; breastfeeding for two years or longer is a well known recommendation from the World Health Organization. But, when you’re still pregnant, it’s hard to wrap your head around the reality of two years of breastfeeding.Continue reading “What Breastfeeding for 2 Years Looks Like”

How to Talk so your Doctor will Listen

As a doula, one of the most valuable skills I offer my clients is facilitating effective communication with their doctors. That means when the doctor leaves the room, my clients aren’t thinking to themselves “Darn, I forgot to ask about _______!” It means my clients don’t tell themselves things like “I was going to bringContinue reading “How to Talk so your Doctor will Listen”

Gestational Diabetes is Not a Failure

Let’s talk for a minute about gestational diabetes. (And by “talk,” I mean “I write, you read.”) Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar (also called hyperglycemia) during pregnancy, and it occurs in up to 10% of pregnancies in the United States. It can cause the developing baby to grow larger than they otherwise would. ItContinue reading “Gestational Diabetes is Not a Failure”

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About Me

I’m Chelsea Rothschild, birth nerd, avid knitter, wife, and mother of two. I have lived all over the United States and settled in Loveland, CO to grow my family and work in the birth community. My passion for birth pre-dates my own pregnancies, and has only grown as I’ve gained experience. When I’m not working, I’m doing my best to keep up with two brilliant toddlers. When they’re asleep AND I’m not working, I break out the knitting and Netflix.

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