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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OB/GYN AND A MIDWIFE – PERSONAL EXPERIENCE FROM KAYLE CROFFORD

Hi! I’m Kayle, a client and friend of Amanda’s, and she asked me to talk a bit about the differences between an OB/GYN and a midwife. I’m the mother to a 2 year old boy and a 1 month old girl and I had different healthcare providers, different hospitals, and vastly different birth experiences for […]

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April 27, 2020

Aurora | Cleveland Fine Art Newborn Portraits

I have been photographing this beautiful family since Ezra was in his mama’s tummy. They come all the way from the Columbus area to my studio for their portraits! It is always such an honor when clients choose me despite the drive! I know how difficult it is traveling with littles, especially a newborn for […]

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April 19, 2020

Why Hire A Doula?

So you may have heard the term “Doula” before and thought, that sounds Greek to me! And you’d be RIGHT! The word “Doula” comes from the Greek word doule, meaning “handmaiden” or “woman who serves.” That is precisely the role of a doula for a laboring woman: to serve the laboring mother and help her have […]

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April 17, 2020

Natural Birth Resources

As you know, when I get into something, I go ALL IN. My enneagram is 3 (achiever) if that helps you understand me better, haha. Birth research was no different. Here are some of my favorite resources if you’re looking into having a natural, unmedicated birth! Books Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin Guide to Childbirth by […]

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April 13, 2020

Why I Chose An Unmedicated Birth

I want to preface this post in saying that there’s no easy way to bring a baby into the world. Whether natural, epidural, c-section, or adoption, there are hard things about all of them. I am not here to judge or belittle anyone’s choices or birth experience. We are all fucking badass bitches for growing […]

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April 10, 2020