The Birth Plan

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Creating a birth plan is a passion of mine. Before I started Orlando Moms Blog, I was an active doula in Central Florida. I honestly can't tell you how many babies I've helped bring into the world (I lost...
Super EASY and tastes delish! And when you are starving with a demanding toddler and a newborn that needs to nurse, your body will THANK YOU for these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Lactation Energy Balls! Ingredients: I get most all my ingredients from Costco,...
I remember sitting in my first prenatal yoga class almost six years ago. My instructor (who I still highly respect as a member of the birth community) was a gentle, yet firm, mother of four, and Birth Doula. She...
When I gave birth to my daughter at Waterman Hospital nearly two years ago, there was only one exceptionally spacious delivery room that every mama-to-be in my birth class was ready to fight for! It had a large couch...
They say people go through seasons in life. To me, there are three distinct seasons: the really good, the really bad and the somewhere in between. Last year teetered in between 'the really bad' and 'the somewhere in between'.  I...
So it’s World Breastfeeding Week. And if you’re a mom like me, you might have, well, mixed feelings about the extravaganza. After a great experience breastfeeding my firstborn, I had to pump exclusively for #2, and so far, for...
Hearing the words, "Dairy, Soy and Egg-Free," may seem overwhelming at first as a new breastfeeding mother, and I am here to assure you it is possible, it is rewarding, and with a little guidance, the foods you once...
As World Breastfeeding Week has come to an end, I must say that I have quite mixed emotions about the posts, remarks and declarations that flooded my newsfeed. On one hand, I love the intention of normalizing breastfeeding and...
Pregnancy is an amazing, beautiful and life-changing event, but what exactly does it do to your body and what, if anything, can be done to minimize the long-term effects? To find out, we turned to Florida Hospital’s board-certified obstetrician...
  Last September, with a pounding heart, I smuggled a mason jar filled with a urine sample into my purse. My husband had just woken up, his eyes swollen from too little sleep and red, from yet another long night...
My husband (partner) is my left hand and my doula is my right. – from Doulas Making a Difference So what exactly IS a doula? I wish I had known before my first labor! Gosh, I was SO not ready for childbirth. I...
How I wish I was able to attend a breastfeeding course before I gave birth to my first baby. But, it didn’t work out that way. She was a preemie. Born five weeks early and weighing a whopping 4...
Whether you want it or not, breastfeeding advice is going to come your way.  Some information may be ill advised and may be more of a myth than fact! 1. Small breasts produce less milk MYTH:  this is simply not true....
Perhaps you're pregnant? Or maybe you are avoiding alcohol for health reasons? Well, being pregnant or choosing to abstain doesn’t mean your holiday party beverages have to be dull. Put a little sparkle into your next holiday party! 3 Non-alcoholic Beverages...
Teething. Please Pass the Wine. You would think that by baby #4, I would be an expert on teething, but I still feel like I don’t have a clue as to what I am doing. I still Google way too...

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Family Friendly Restaurants: Central Florida

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In my house, eating is kind of a big deal. We frequent some favorite family-friendly restaurants around Central Florida and I reached out to...