Mental Health

Insurance for therapy: why it might not be helpful

That's what insurance is for, right? You are at a place in your life where seeking help is possible. Your next step is finding a therapist. So you start with the network of providers for your insurance. Surely, you will be using your insurance to pay for therapy, right? Financial...
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Babies, birth, parenting

Parenting changes everything, including you

Parenting and the illusion of control There is an illusion that exists in life. A good example is driving on icy or snowy roads. You assume that you're in control of the vehicle, but the reality is, you have far less control over the vehicle than you think. Truthfully, the...
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Omaha Doula and Therapist

Nicey: my grandma’s postpartum doula

Learning about Nicey A couple of years ago I took an advanced training in postpartum care traditions with Julia Jones (Newborn Mothers) . I learned many things in that advanced course that impacts my work with new families in a positive way (click to see postpartum packages). But a certain...
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Babies, birth, parenting

Baby sleep 4 tips and tricks: baby edition

Baby sleep: carriers Baby sleep challenge: they sleep great in our arms but our arms get tired. Solution: Find a baby carrier that is comfortable and use it for daytime naps. This is key. And can make a world of difference. This is especially helpful with short nappers and sensitive...
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Babies, birth, parenting

Insomnia: 5 tips for new parents

Insomnia gets the best of us Insomnia happens to the best of us. The world is crazy right now. Anxieties are high. It can make sleep nearly impossible. I have had insomnia off and on since I became a mother. It was one of the most radical changes I noticed....
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Babies, birth, parenting

Mom guilt: don’t tell moms to ditch it

Mom guilt happens If you're here for all the tips for how to ditch your mom guilt, you're going to be disappointed. I am going to be singing the praises of it here. Try this if you want to read about ditching the guilt. The biggest challenge I am going...
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Babies, birth, parenting

Baby sleep tips and tricks: parent edition

Baby sleep: every parent's challenge Maybe you're an exhausted new parent and feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you're an expectant parent and this is your #1 concern. Read on for some baby sleep tips you could put into action right now. Sleep deprivation goes hand in hand with having a new baby...
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Babies, birth, parenting

New baby stress: do experts really help? (Part 2)

A first time mom's experience A mother recently described to me the epitome of new baby stress.  She described to me trying to breastfeed her newborn in the hospital. The experience made her feel awful. A pattern emerged: the baby would cry, and then suddenly she’d have so many people...
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Babies, birth, parenting

New baby stress: do experts really help? (Part 1)

New baby stress: do experts really help? New baby stress is real and experts are available, but will it help? Are you wondering what your baby is trying to tell you? Do you find yourself feeling desperate for answers while the baby cries? How often do you find yourself asking...
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Omaha Doula and Therapist

The birth of a mother: my first baby is born

The birth of a mother I was a classic first time mother giving birth. Namely, I was worried about giving birth and making no plans to prepare for postpartum. We took the hospital-based birth class. In which, I learned that I needed IV fluids before I could get an epidural...
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Omaha Doula and Therapist

My VBAC Story: there were some road bumps

My VBAC story ***Warning: successful VBAC story of the healthy and safe delivery of my baby girl. However, I did experience a negative complication. My pregnancy was wonderful. I was healthy and active. I had no complications or discomfort except for first trimester nausea.  My labor began spontaneously at 11...
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Babies, birth, parenting

Mothers are dying

Anyone that has been paying any attention to the news lately can’t miss the scary fact that new mothers in our country are dying in the first year of motherhood at an alarming rate.  What is happening? This is a question that has been on the minds of lawmakers, medical...
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Omaha Doula and Therapist

Stock photos: Protecting my clients and children

You won't see pics of my kids here Why do I primarily use stock photos? Essentially, it is rooted in my desire for privacy. But there is more to it. I also don't post a lot of photos of my client's babies or siblings. I will only post stock photos...
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Omaha Doula and Therapist

Who runs this site?

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. Omaha Doula and Therapist Becky is my google name. I don't really know what I am doing but I am here anyway. Who am I? First and foremost, I am a care taker. This has taken MANY different forms over the years (and there...
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