Our History Informs Our Future

By: Angie Rosier When my daughter was nine years old she had a fascination with fish.  We learned about and purchased all the components for a fish tank then filled it with guppies, platys, and mollies.  She is nearly fifteen now and we still have that fish tank in our home.  Toward the beginning of…

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Spotlight: 2018 UDA Spring Conference Speakers

The Annual Utah Doula Association conference is fast approaching. During this uplifting and educational event, we will hear from several experts on a variety of topics that will enrich and improve our birth-centric businesses. With many opportunities for continuing education credits, tips and tricks for improving our business skills and networking opportunities galore, the 2018…

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National Cancer Prevention Month

By: Stacie Rupp, CD(DONA) laboryourway.com   Stacie has been a birth doula since early 2015 and has recently begun teaching Childbirth Preparation classes through University of Utah Perinatal Education. She loves sharing her excitement about all things birth with expectant couples. She also strives to offer understanding and support to women who have had cancer…

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How to select the doula for you

By: Destiny S. Olsen CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), RYT, TPYT    801-361-9785 shaunteahealthandwellness@gmail.com www.shaunteahealthandwellness.com What is a doula? Doulas are involved in the pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum processes for expectant families. They provide educational, physical, and emotional support for anything that may arise during your journey. Here is a how-to-guide for selecting a doula not only…

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The Utah Doula Association Outreach Committee 2018

By: Rachel Winsley Welcome to another year of the UDA blog! This blog explores pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. All of the blog posts are written by birth professionals local to Utah. An introduction to the members of the UDA Outreach Committee is included below. We would love to hear what would you like…

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Ectopic Pregnancy Loss: My story

By Charity Wheeler Conception In 2011, my husband and I had been married for 2 years when we started seriously talking about adding children to our family of two. We had just purchased our first home, and were excited and anxious to fill it with joyous laughter and hope for the future.  I had been…

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Birth Photography Roundup: A UDA Mother’s Story

Look at more photography from Elizabeth Ashdown here. “You know that saying ‘be careful what you wish for?’ Well it’s apparently true when you joke that you’re giving your partner a small human for Father’s Day!” We welcomed Zekiel Cyr Griffith into our family at 2:10pm June 18th! Around 7-7:30 am I started noticing that…

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How to find a Certified Pediatric Chiropractor in Utah for your baby

For many Utah families, a holistic approach to health and wellness is a priority.  Chiropractic care is an integral piece of the puzzle of health and wellness. Many mothers find that a Webster Certified chiropractor works wonders on sore hips, back, and sacrum.  Many swear that it prepares the maternal body for normal physiological childbirth.  So much…

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