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Posts by Katelyn Gonzalez

Postpartum: What to Eat to Nourish your Body and Your Baby

golden milk tea

As a doula, I get asked LOTS of questions about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. One of the most popular things I get asked is what to eat during the postpartum period. Families want to know the best ways to nourish themselves without causing discomfort to their little one’s brand new digestive system (if they’re nursing).…

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A Note on Doing Less

busy train station

I actually don’t know how to cleverly start this blog post, but here’s the gist: I’ve been burning the candle at both ends. I’m tired, cranky, overwhelmed, and over it and I’ve taken all of this out on the people I love the most. This isn’t necessarily the first time it’s happened to me in…

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My experience drinking celery juice daily

I know, I know. It’s so trendy right now to drink celery juice. Medical Medium probably should have invested in some celery stock (not to be confused with stalk). In this post, as you probably have guessed, I’ll go over how and why I started drinking it daily and my overall experience (the good and…

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A letter to moms who are mourning their births

Dear Momma, I know you just had a baby and I know it didn’t go the way you wanted. You felt like something happened TO you instead of feeling like an integral part of the process. That must have felt awful. Especially since you and your baby came out the other side perfectly healthy. I’m…

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Price increase starting 2019

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Hello and happy Tuesday! Once again, this month has flown by and I’m working hard to accomplish the goals I’ve set for myself for the month. I’m really looking forward to kicking off my postpartum Ayurvedic care in October with a sweet family while also trying to finish my childbirth education certification and assisting families…

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Hello, I’m back!

M and K SF city hall wedding

Hey guys! I’m so sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I swear I’m still here, still doula-ing, still learning/studying. It’s just been a REALLY busy summer. I’m finally coming up for air though and want to update you on what’s been going on. First of all, I had so many summer clients. In…

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Plans for My Month “Off”

relaxation and productivity

Happy spring! Here in Oakland, the weather is beautiful – averaging around 70 degrees every day. This time of year always makes me happy. The days are starting to get longer and there’s a feeling of renewal and success in the air. It’s the perfect time to have a bit of break from the hustle…

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A Doula’s Guide to Healing from a Cesarean Birth

healing from cesarean birth

*Disclaimer – I am not a doctor. Nor do I have medical training. I am simply providing ideas for you to consider if you’ve had a cesarean birth. Please, always, consult with your doctor or care provider before doing anything. **Second disclaimer – I talk about grieving the loss of a vaginal birth throughout this…

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