Thursday, April 30, 2009


The VERY first Mothering The Mother Newsletter has been sent out!!!!! I am so excited!!!!! Know anyone that would benefit from a Newletter about pregnancy? anyone trying to become pregnant? This newletter would be a bit of fun and information.!!!!!

Please send me your e-mail or leave a comment and I would be happy to send one your way!!!!!!

Laboring with you,
Doula Mama

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good Afternoon

It is beautiful outside today. It is almost to the point of being hot. The sun is shinning and I would give my right arm (not really) to be outside playing with The Little Man.
I tell you the truth, things are just absolutely crazy sometimes. I'm so excited and so overwhelmed at the same time. There are just not enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do and need to do.
Having my Perinatal Fitness Instructor Certification has really opened up ALOT of doors. Women's has contacted me and so has the YWCA here in Greensboro. I'm so excited about both of them. I have discovered not only am I passionate about all of the teen moms and the pregnant moms that I have but I want them to be healthy. Healthy Moms and Healthy Babies. That of course is the ultimate goal. It is exciting to see what the Lord is doing and how He is leading but I feel it's kind like chaos sometimes. Trying to figure out how to handle working full time, being a Doula and then the added excitement of the Fitness piece.....WOW!!!! Makes me nervous to think about what it could be like when I get my Childbirth Educator Certification.

I get the opportunity to go and speak at the Childbirth Class on Thursday evening about Doula's. I can't wait. It's going to be exciting!!!!!!! It's also exciting with all the people that I have met since starting this awesome adventure. It just blows me away that there are so many resources out there. It's just amazing.

Busy is good. This is a great kind of busy and just exciting. I have an open calendar and have 4 Mom's waiting. How awesome it would be to have a FULL calendar. That is the goal!!!!!! God is good and He will supply ALL I need!!!! For that I am truly thankful!!!!
If you know of anyone that would benefit, please let me know. Thanks again for all of your love and support!!!!!

Doula Mama

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Good Morning!!!!

Did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth? It almost feels that way but life gets so busy, it is just nuts. Just wanted to stop in and give a few updates.
Twinkle Twinkle- That was a blast. I had so much fun. I met so many people that I knew were out there, but just didn't know how to find them. Let's just say, I FOUND THEM. There are groups, organizations and all kinds of services for the "Want to be pregnant", "New Pregnant", "Ready to Deliver Pregnant", and even the "I had a baby-Now what". It was a serious case of networking and it was just awesome!!!!! So much fun that I have even signed up for another one in August. It is HUGE!!! Twinkle was big. I think they said to plan on about 200. The one is August, ready for this, 1-2 THOUSAND!!!!!! Oh My!!!!! Oh, how exciting that will be. I can not wait. I am planning and making copies every so often so that I have enough brochures. I'm actually working on updating my brochure because a lot of it has changed. I will keep you posted. It is just awesome and Oh so exciting!!!!
I had a delivery the day of Twinkle Twinkle. It was so awesome. I had the privilege of working with one of the physicians that I work for. We had not had a chance to work together so it was exciting. She is just awesome!!!!! My Mom went into labor during Twinkle Twinkle. I told her not to worry, I was already at the hospital. She actually had to go walk for a bit and came to visit me. How cool is that? She was admitted. I took all of my stuff home from the event and then returned to the hospital. SHE WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!! We rode the roller coaster of contractions together with her Mom there by her side. She and I would change places every so often and do whatever she needed us to do. This is the awesome part. ONE SHOT OF STADOL!!!!! That was all she used. No epidural, no other meds or interventions. She was focused and she did a beautiful job. Only pushed for 20 minutes and had a beautiful baby girl. It was so exciting to be there by her side and share in such an awesome event. THAT IS WHY I AM A DOULA!!!!!! I am going to text with her today and talk to her about if I can share the rest of her story with you. Of course, no names mentioned.

On another front- I am missing one piece of the puzzle to get the Certification from DONA International. Then I can change from:
Pam Kennedy, Doula (DONA Trained)
Pam Kennedy, CD(DONA)
I can't wait for that.

I also had talked about the Perinatal Fitness class and Certification that I had received. I loved having it but had no idea what all that meant for me. I got an e-mail, because of Twinkle Twinkle, and wanted to know if I would be interested in helping teach the Fit for 2 class at Women's' Hospital......Uh,,,,, YES!!!!!!!!! I went the other night to see how the class was run and had a blast!!!! It was soooo much fun!!!! Then, in the midst of that I get a call from the YWCA. They want me to come and teach over there. I can pretty much teach how often and when I want to. I just need to let them know. I had NO CLUE that all of this would come into play. I am just blown away. Something like a day-long class can open doors to new and exciting things.

I will keep you updated. Of course, if you know of anyone that would benefit from the Doula Services or the Prenatal Fitness, PLEASE let me know.
I will post more later on today, Be sure to check in later on.

Doula Mama

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Oh my goodness!!!!!! It has been forever since a post. Did you think I had just completely fell off the face of the earth?????? Nope, just VERY busy but that is a good thing.
Let's see, where to start................Hmmmm I am happy to report that baby Jayden is home, healthy and from what I understand, happy as any little Princess would be. She is cute as a button. I have some great pictures I will get up and running in the next few days!!!
We had a Birthday on March 20th. A beautiful little baby girl. Just beautiful. I am not at liberty to give details but everyone is doing just wonderfully!!!!!!
We are waiting on the arrival of another precious little girl. She can come any day now. We are just waiting on her. Her Mom is very excited and so is everyone else. Just can't wait to finally see her. How exciting!!!!!

Twinkle Twinkle is coming this weekend. What in the world is Twinkle Twinkle? It's a program put on by Women's Hospital of Greensboro. About 40 different companies and/or groups get together and display their products or services. It's aimed at several different groups of people. The "trying to get pregnant", "pregnant and counting the weeks" and the "just had a baby" group. It's an exciting time whichever group you are in. The great thing is that this time around Mothering The Mother made it in as a "vendor". I am so excited I could bust a gut. This is huge!!!!!! I have worked on fliers, brochures, coupons, goals, business cards, give aways and a door prize. I am exhausted but at the same time, I can't wait. It's a lot of work and I have prayed and prayed that the Lord will just bless the effort. If I get one client or 20. He has created the passion and I am just following. If you are in the Greensboro area on Saturday between 10am and 2pm, stop by and see me. The event is om the Education Center at Women's Hospital on Green Valley Rd. They are planning on about 200 people. It will be a lot of fun I am sure. My wonderful husband is putting together a slide show of all the Mothering The Mother babies for it to scroll thru during the event. How Cool!!!!

I received an e-mail today with an attachment. Guess what that was???? My Perinatal Fitness and Wellness Certificate!!!!! YEAH!!!!! It's official!!!!! I passed!!!!! How awesome is that!!!!!
Now we are on to getting the DONA Certification for the Doula and then jump into Childbirth Education. WOW!! Is He good or what!!!!!!

Well, it is almost 11:05pm and I still have to work tomorrow so I better wrap it up. Still have a lot to do for Saturday. Have to decide on what to wear. Any suggestions???? What does a Professional Childbirth Coach wear anyway????? Thanks for sharing in the excitement. I will post and let you know how Saturday goes. Who knows, I might even let my picture be taken.

Doula Mama
ps- I will post the slide show that I use. I can't wait for you to see the new pictures!!!!!