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My experience drinking celery juice daily

By Katelyn Gonzalez | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Katelyn Gonzalez | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Doulas Are Expensive – Here Are Some Tips on How You Can Afford One

By Katelyn Gonzalez | January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

* Note: I’m not immune to the fact that for most, affording my services is a total privilege. I also understand that not everyone has that privilege. So, I do all that I can to support birth workers (especially POC birth workers) who service those groups through monetary donations, referrals, etc. I’ve had a few…

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Recapping 2018, and What I’m Looking Forward to in 2019

By Katelyn Gonzalez | December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
happy new year

First of all, it’s nearly 2019 – WHAT?! I know I say this every year, but 2018 flew by. I’m honestly shocked at how quickly it came and went. I feel like I’m still writing 2017 on things… Personal Things 2018 brought a lot of ups and downs to my business and personal life. The…

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Price increase starting 2019

By Katelyn Gonzalez | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
someone drawing a money sign

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!

By Katelyn Gonzalez | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
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”

By Katelyn Gonzalez | April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
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

By Katelyn Gonzalez | March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
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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Exciting News: I’m Going to Be a Childbirth Educator!

By Katelyn Gonzalez | February 2, 2018 | 2 Comments
childbirth educator

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

By Katelyn Gonzalez | January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
healthy tips

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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