Category Archives: Choosing your CARE and SUPPORT

Preparing for Postpartum with Deb Pocica

Birth - After

We all know that things are going to change after our babies are born. We just don’t know exactly how or how much. Deb Pocica, Childbirth Educator, helps expectant moms prepare for that postpartum period – logistically, emotionally, physically. In a postpartum session with Deb, you learn: What modern society is forgetting during the postpartum time…

Let it be easy

Do you ever notice that sometimes we take the hard road? Do you ever feel things have to be “just so” when they really don’t? Ever feel the pressure to go “all out?” We could instead… let it be easy. Couldn’t we? Obviously if something is important to you – a demonstration of your top…

Asking for help creates a win-win (It really, really does!)

Tricia didn’t believe that asking for help would create a win-win. She thought she’d feel weak and like a pest and that her in-laws would feel burdened. She was wrong. Asking for help DOES create win-wins. Sometimes even a win-win-win! When Tricia was pregnant with her second baby, her husband was traveling for work most of each week…

Audaciously nourish yourself

Pregnancy is a great excuse to finally take good care of yourself! For some of us, and in this day and age where we women wear many hats, this is long overdue. Pregnancy is an excellent opportunity to consider not only the traditional ways to nourish yourself – get rest, be active, eat well –…

Now (and always) is the time… for self care

Taking great care of yourself and asking for support are really nice capacities to develop while you’re pregnant. After your child is born and as he’s growing, you’ll be called upon to tend for him in new and ever-changing ways. If we all could learn in pregnancy to treat ourselves really well, then we’d help…

Keep searching for YOUR solution

It’s easy to think that you only have so many options. There are a limited number of doctors or midwives or birthing centers in your area, right? What if none of the options seem aligned with what you want? What happens when the obvious choices don’t feel like your choices? Is your only option to…

Trust Yourself: Using your data to make your choice

There can feel like an overwhelming number of choices to make during pregnancy. How do you weed through ALL the available data and arrive at the end with YOUR best choice? You make your choices as best you can at any given moment with the data you have. And, remember that there are different kinds…

Women are helpful… Mommies are VERY helpful

Women are awesome. They are often so very willing to help…especially Mommies. When I had pregnancy-related questions and when I am in the need of parenting help, I know who to go to. Other Moms! They always have ideas, encouragement, and support. Too often we have concerns and then when someone offers to support us in…

Do you want to go with the default?

We're moving into the holiday season. It's a time of year when many of us feel we have to follow a prescribed program of holiday preparations, traditions, and end-of-year rushes and projects. It's easy to go on "autopilot" and not even consider whether we have to or want to do the things that are showing up…

What is pregnancy coaching? and how you can get some…

Pregnancy coaching follows the same basic model as life coaching, in which a coach works with clients to help them clarify and achieve their personal desires. In pregnancy coaching, we place a particular focus on the questions, concerns, and desires that are coming up because you are pregnant and a new mom to your unborn…