by Andrea Stainbrook It is normal to worry, or feel anxious in pregnancy. There is a lot happening. Your body is changing, as well as your life is changing! So many things to consider and think about. It can easily be overwhelming. For some you may already have a history with anxiety or have other [...]
When feasible set up support. DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR HELP. Have a visitor or a Postpartum & Infant Care Doula? ......
by Andrea Stainbrook In a snap things change forever. Let's get some candy on the way to the movies. It's a relaxing family day so seeing a new movie with a bucket of popcorn overflowing, ice slushies, and candy sounds just right. We snag our favorites hop in the car and head towards the movie [...]
By Andrea Stainbrook An outing with your baby doesn't have to be hard! Babies are squishy and adorable and well frankly a lot of work! Normal outings like heading to the grocery store, or to shop for some new clothes can feel like daunting tasks. I know I sometimes rather wait for my hubby to [...]
"You have done this before. You know what you are doing!" Anyone who has given birth once and is now preparing to birth baby number 2, or 3, or 10 has probably heard someone say this. Maybe you feel like, "Heck ya I got this!" Or you maybe you want to reply, "Do I know what I'm doing? Is it too late to back out?"
It is amazing to witness a birth. Seeing a human enter the world is a beautiful and spiritual thing. Watching animals birth is equally awe-inspiring. How they seem to just know exactly how to move and where to go. Miss April the Giraffe is about to give birth. She's a Giraffe in New York anxiously [...]
Disclaimer: I'm completely grateful for the babies we have been blessed with. I am allowed to feel a range of emotion as I struggle with the difficulties of secondary infertility. Just want to be clear. ♥ I remember it well. The idea of becoming a mother had always been in my "one-day" dreams of a big [...]
By Amy Hammer, CEO & Co-Founder of Metro Detroit Doula Services After having a fabulous doula for her own birth over 5 years ago, Amy Hammer decided to join her gifts of compassion and service with her love for families and become a business owner & doula herself. Amy and Andrea's collaboration together has been [...]
Andrea is certified with ProDoula as a Labor Doula, pre-certified as a Postpartum Doula, and is currently working on her certification as a Childbirth Educator with ProDoula.
Written by: Amy Hammer, co-owner of Metro Detroit Doula Services, Labor Doula, Postpartum Doula, and CPPS Fall is upon us and in Michigan that means fun with the family at cider mills, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and farms to name a few. Janice Rex-Weaver works at Upland Hills Farm in Oxford. She does marketing and [...]