Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last Chance to Register!

Yep! My first 6 week series is coming up soon!! If you would like to be in my January 14- class you'll need to register prior to January 12th! I am looking forward to teaching you! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays!!

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season! 

For those of you who are pregnant, please remember:

1. Stay Hydrated! If you will be doing a lot of traveling make sure you stay well hydrated. Becoming dehydrated can increase your braxton hicks contractions, and can also put you at risk for pre-term labor. 
This also means you'll have to plan frequent bathroom breaks so that you can stay comfortable!

2. ALWAYS wear your seat belt. No, it's not always comfortable, but your seat belt should always be worn. The lap belt should be exactly there, in your lap, under your belly. Not on your belly! And your shoulder strap should be worn normally. 

3. Eat well. Remember to stay clear of unpasteurized cheeses, uncooked meats, and certain fish. Fill your plate with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies. And yes, that scoop of ice cream on your pie does count as a serving of dairy (which has calcium!!) ;)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Class Schedule

January 14th - February 18th to be held at the offices of Spencer Family Chiropractics in Rome - 1-4 pm

March 10th - April 14th also to be held at the offices of Spencer Family Chiropractics in Rome - 1-4pm

Available now, private online childbirth education classes! I will be adding some of these to the schedule soon! 

If you are interested in doula services and would like to set up an free consultation send me an email or give me a call!

To register for any Baby Steps class, visit the registration page

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Intuitive Birth Series - March 2012

Hello all!

I have added another 6 week series that will begin on March 10th and continue until April 14th. Our location for this class is Spencer Family Chiropractic.

For more information on Intuitive Birth classes, please see the Childbirth Education link above, or visit Baby Steps to learn more and register!

Also, I am currently accepting doula clients for due dates in 2012. My calendar is filling up quickly, so email, or call for a free consultation today!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Intuitive Birth Series - Beginning January 14, 2012

I'm so excited about this class! If you are due in March or April this would be a perfect time for you to take this class! (Don't worry if you're due later, it's also never too early to take your childbirth education classes!)

Our class will be held at Spencer Family Chiropractic, located in beautiful Rome, Georgia. For directions to the office, visit their website.

To find out more about what you would learn in this 6 - Week Intuitive Birth class visit the Baby Steps classes page. (The information in the 6 and 9 week series is exactly the same, the amount of time each class takes up is the only difference)

If you would like to take this class, please register here, and I will see you in January!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Belly Mapping Success!

Last night I was able to attend the Belly Mapping event in Atlanta. It was held at the office of Dr. Brad Bootstaylor (See Baby), and our instructors were Nichole Feinauer and Christine Strain. Nichole and Christine have been able to work together on this presentation and I think they did a great job of explaining the basics of belly mapping.

After everyone had mapped their bellies, with the help of the myriad of doulas that were also in attendance, one of the sonographers from See Baby was available to perform an ultrasound to confirm what the mother's had mapped. It was all great fun, with a very large percentage of mother's being right about their baby's position.

I am looking forward to the next Belly Mapping event, and hopefully I'll see some of you there!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Belly Mapping...

Hello Atlanta!!! To the left of this post you may see an event widget announcing Belly Mapping at See Baby in Atlanta. This event is FREE to expectant couples, there is a cost for us birth professionals. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Birth Center.

If you are not aware of Belly Mapping, you should head over to Spinning Babies and take a quick look (or look all day!) If you choose to join us on Monday night, you will get some great hands on help in understanding and applying this technique. It is more important than you would imagine to help your baby line up for birth, and we will show you how to check your baby's position.

As an added bonus, we are being hosted by See Baby, and they will be providing *free* ultrasound confirmation of your baby's position ~if you are interested~. Yep, a free event, with free ultrasounds, in a very spa-like atmosphere!! So, I hope you will come out!!

If you are planning to attend send a quick email to

Monday, November 7, 2011

Green Baby - Health Talk

On Monday November 14th, I will be attending a Health Talk at Spencer Family Chiropractic. I will be presenting the Green Baby class offered through Baby Steps. Register through the Baby Steps website if you would like to have us save you a seat!!!

Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Childbirth Education

If you don't already know, childbirth education is a very important tool in having a safe, and satisfying birth experience. Here are some links on the importance of a childbirth education class:

Why take a class?

Which Class?

5 Reasons not to take the hospital birth class

Know you want an epidural? Why classes are still beneficial

Getting the most out of your class

Take Your Class Early

LA Times Article

Here's Why: Response to LA Times Article

I probably won't be the first to tell you that a hospital class is not good enough. Typically you are taught about that hospitals procedure and routine for a laboring woman. They do not go into detail about the stages of labor or comfort measures for each stage. They may not tell you all the risks or benefits associated with tests and procedures. I took the hospital class for my first birth. We watched videos of births where the women were completely draped, every vaginal birth was flat on mom's back and included an episiotomy. They taught us how to be good, compliant patients. There was no support for a normal, unmedicated birth. So, choose wisely, which class is right for you. Even if you plan on having an epidural as your main comfort measure, it is still important to learn about the stages of labor, and alternative comfort measures, just in case you don't have time, or if your epidural doesn't work the way you were expecting it too. And for many, many, other reasons!

I will begin teaching Baby Steps childbirth classes in Rome, Georgia in January. I will be teaching out of the Spencer Family Chiropractic office located at 503 W. 10th Street. For more details on classes see my Childbirth Education page, or visit

Friday, July 1, 2011


Hello!!! Amanda here, just wanted to let you all know that I am attending births again! I am open to home birth all over the Metro-Atlanta area. If you're planning a hospital birth, and would like to know where I attend births, please visit my contact page. All consultations/interviews are of no charge to you, so send me an email or give me a call to see if I might be the right doula for you!

I hope you all have a beautiful and safe weekend! Happy 4th of July!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Cutting Thru the Fear 2011

Last weekend was the Cutting Thru the Fear Cesarean Awareness Rally!

We had around 55 participants, including one of our local VBAC friendly doctors and his office staff! Our shirts read "1 in 3 Born By C" .

Looking forward to next year!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Save the Date!!

Saturday, April 16 · 2011

Georgia Birth Network Presents: Cesarean Awareness Rally "Cutting Thru the Fear"

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Northside Hospital
1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta

Each participant will receive a free t-shirt, to be worn at the rally. We will provide you with either a red or white shirt, every 3rd person in attendance will receive a red shirt to signify that 1 in 3 women are having surgical births. All participants should make signs to bring to the rally. 

For more information on the rally and how you can participate please visit