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

By Katelyn Gonzalez | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
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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

By Katelyn Gonzalez | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
granola bars

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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What to Expect if You’re Expecting At: CPMC in San Francisco

By Katelyn Gonzalez | December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today marks the final post in my 3-part series of what to expect while you’re expecting at three major Bay Area hospitals – featuring CPMC in San Francisco. If you missed my posts on Alta Bates and Kaiser Oakland, see them here and here. As I stated in those two overviews, our practice does majority…

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How to Thrive During the Holidays After You’ve Lost a Loved One

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 27, 2017 | 6 Comments

Today’s post holds a very special place in my heart. In fact, I’m currently writing it while watching one of my favorite holiday movies – The Family Stone. If you haven’t seen it, it’s about a family that comes together to celebrate Christmas, and one of the sons/brothers brings home a woman that the family…

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Curry Chicken Salad with Tahini Maple Dressing

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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What to Expect if You’re Expecting at: Kaiser Oakland

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
baby and mom

Last week, I gave the low down on some of the intricacies of Alta Bates in Berkeley. I went over some of the ins and outs of what to expect if you’re planning to have your baby there. To add to the three part series, today I’ll be going over some of the ins and…

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Faux Latte

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
pumpkin spice latte

I am so obsessed with this time of year as evidenced by last week’s recipe for my favorite roasted fall veggies. The leaves, the smells, the coziness – I can’t get enough. As we’re quickly transitioning into winter and the holidays, I wanted to post my healthy pumpkin spice faux latte recipe before it’s too…

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What to Expect if You’re Expecting at: Alta Bates in Berkeley

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fall is in full swing, and our practice is as busy as ever as we head into the holiday season. One question we’re asked often during initial consultations, and also throughout our clients’ pregnancies, are policies and procedures at the hospitals they’re planning to give birth at. To help those who may have some questions,…

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Roasted Fall Veggies with Maple Tahini Sauce

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The other week, I got really into fall. Probably because here in the Bay Area the weather is finally starting to feel crisp and cool. To me, nothing signifies autumn more than that. So, since I was in the fall mood, I decided it was time to roast up some seasonal veggies and make a…

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Cookies I Know You’ll Love

By Katelyn Gonzalez | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve always had a “sweet tooth.” Every Sunday growing up, we’d spend the evening at my grandparents for dinner and dessert. Dessert ALWAYS happened and me and my grandpa were usually first to be served. Cookies, cake, ice cream, pie, trifle, you name it. We had to have something sweet before heading back home for the…

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