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Posts by Katelyn Gonzalez

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”

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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

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*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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Exciting News: I’m Going to Be a Childbirth Educator!

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Happy Friday! And sorry for being so MIA on the blogging front recently. January was a LONG month, and I felt like I had a lot of things going on including today’s exciting announcement- I’m training to become a childbirth education (CBE)! As soon as I became a doula, I started thinking of other things…

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5 Healthy Tips to Kickoff 2018

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Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2018? It’s so true that the older you get, the quicker the years pass by. And 2017 was no exception. For many, last year felt difficult and sad. For me personally, it was a great year full of changes and growth. Don’t get me wrong, I had a…

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Why I don’t believe in birth plans *insert gasp here*

birth plans

There I said it. I don’t believe in birth plans. “What?! You’re a doula who doesn’t believe in birth plans? Who are you?!” I know, I know, it’s unconventional and certainly not normal to hear a doula say that, but let me explain a bit first. I promise you’ll understand a bit better once I’m…

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Healthy, Protein Packed Homemade Granola Bars

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I’ve got 4 births coming up this month (one momma currently in early labor, who I’ll most likely join soon!). Whenever I know I’ll have a birth-heavy month, I like to prepare snacks beforehand that will be easy to take with me to the hospitals. Enter the homemade granola bar. I’ve long been a fan…

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Curry Chicken Salad with Tahini Maple Dressing

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It’s no secret that I’ve been using my maple tahini dressing a lot lately (mostly to drizzle on top of my fall roasted veggies). But last night I made a really good, and super simple, curry chicken. In fact, it was so good that MG tasted it and said, “how did you make it?!” And…

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