This is the business page of Olivia Welkener. I offer childbirth classes and doula services here in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas. I have been a childbirth educator since 2009, and I am a certified birth doula with DONA International.
This was shared from Frisco Women's Health: If you are concerned about your risk, pregnant or otherwise, Medical City Virtual Care is a free option for screening. Please visit https://bit.ly/2TV4KKv to begin the screening process. The screening and virtual visit is free of charge and will help direct you to the appropriate point of care, allowing you to stay at home and prevent the spread of illness.
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This is really long, and written before a lot of the travel restrictions were in place in the US, but it is a well-researched article and worth the read.
avivaromm.com During pregnancy we're fiercely protective of our health and feel especially responsible for everything we do and expose ourselves - and baby - too. If you’re pregnant, naturally, you’re concerned about COVID-19 for your own health and your baby’s. Who wouldn’t be? We’re inundated with ove...
[06/18/19] Looking for matching outfits for Mom and kids or the whole family? My daughter-in-law and granddaughters bought some beautiful outfits from this website! I don't have any connection to this business, just wanted to pass along the resource! www.patpat.com
Beautiful story of a home birth with a sweet family and the unique support they received from their doulas.
After a very frustrating first birth experience, this Deaf mother wanted a change. Will the help of two Deaf doulas give the quality communication and birth experience she wants and deserves?
Are you or a friend expecting this winter or next spring? Now is a great time to take a class!
search.google.com Register now for my 6-part childbirth class, Tuesday evenings, October 9 - November 13. Gain confidence and relaxation skills. Great bonding time for couples, in time before the busy holiday season!
Class begins tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3 -- and there's still room. Please share! A couple of pictures from my last class: "Guys against the girls" -- reviewing stages of labor.
Cord blood banking -- a very informative article which includes the ACOG and AAP recommendations, and the reasoning behind their recommendations. A long read, but well worth it if you are considering this!
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Umbilical cord blood was once thought of as a waste product. Now, years after the first successful umbilical cord blood transplant, more families seek information about whether or not to save their newborn’s cord blood. Childbirth educators may ...
Beautifully written article about the final days of waiting for baby to come! Someday, when I write an article about this, it will include verses from Psalm 139: "For you formed my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother's womb... All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be..." I am constantly amazed as I see God's hand in the timing of each birth! http://www.mothering.com/articles/the-last-days-of-pregnancy-a-place-of-in-between/
mothering.com The last days of pregnancy are a distinct time of in between. It's a tricky time for mothers, and are a biologic and psychological event.
A wonderful video celebrating moms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fXeuADwn_4
We play this video at the beginning of the year at First Fridays, the preschool moms ministry at my church. It captures the spirit of encouragement we seek to promote!
Thank you to CT Working MOM for the idea (http://ctworkingmoms.com/2013/06/11/end-the-mommy-wars-special-photo-edition/) and The Momivist for her suggestion ...
This is a mom's group that I lead at my church in Allen. If you have an infant or preschooler, would like to connect with other moms, hear an encouraging message, and eat a warm brunch that you didn't have to prepare, come join us this Friday! We meet on the first Friday of the month, September through May! Please register online, so we can save spots for your children in childcare! http://www.grace-efc.org/womens-ministry/
"We have learned so much taking your class and feel prepared for our first labor and delivery!" "All my anxiety about labor is gone now..." "I learned things I never would have thought to ask!" Just a few comments from this great group of students. What a blessing to get to know them in our six weeks together! There's space left in my upcoming classes, just one spot in my Sept.-Oct class!
Last week, I had the unspeakable privilege of supporting my daughter and son-in-law as my third grandchild entered the world! Welcome, Clark Kent Sexton! He's named after his paternal great-grandfather and his Grandad, my husband, Kent. Our little superman!
We were discussing this in my childbirth class this evening... a great article about how dilation in the final weeks of pregnancy is not a great predictor of when labor will begin.
greatexpectationsbirth.com Your cervix is not a crystal ball. It cannot predict when when labor will start or when your baby will be born.
I joyfully serve and sincerely respect my clients from many different faith backgrounds. At the same time, I hope that this article, which reflects my understanding of a personal and loving God, can be a blessing to those who know and love a child with disabilities. One of my doula clients and dear friends shared this, and I had to pass it on...https://biblicalcounselingcoalition.org/2015/10/15/12-pillars-of-faith-for-parents-of-children-with-disabilities/
biblicalcounselingcoalition.org We need a theology of disability that both glorifies the Creator and honors the incredible value of every human life. As a father who lives in the world of special needs, there are 12 biblical truths that have become important for me to continually meditate upon. These form theological pillars that
[07/04/17] If you have taken one of my classes in the past, or have had a private class from me as your doula, can you share in a few words what you gained, and why someone might want to take my childbirth class? I have a new class beginning Wednesday, July 12, and there's still room for more couples! I've just updated my website, and added a Sept./October class as well. www.dallasnaturalchildbirth.com.
It's time to share this article again! There are only two spots left in my June/July class, which will meet for six weeks on Monday evenings, beginning June 5! (we will not meet on July 3) http://birthingfromwithinsanantonio.com/birth-classes/20-reasons-20-weeks/. Please share!
birthingfromwithinsanantonio.com Being as prepared as you can be for a huge, life-changing event is a sound investment. Your birth experience matters and you matter.
Great research on the benefits of eating during labor! It will probably take a while for this to change in the hospitals, but this is a step in the right direction!
asahq.org The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and to improve patient care.
Great step in the right direction! Thank you, Jasmine Tucker McElhany, for sharing this!
huffingtonpost.com From doulas to movement, the group outlined ways to help curb intervention in low-risk moms.
[01/10/17] I'd like for this to be a place for exchanging ideas and encouraging expectant and new moms. If you have a question you'd like to post, please pm me and I'll post it!
[12/19/16] What have you done to stay encouraged in those final days of waiting at the end of a pregnancy?
Our goal is to help children learn to embrace etiquette and develop great social skills that will last them a lifetime!
I teach pharmacy technician trainees, interns, and nursing students pharmacy math, pharmacology, pharmacy law and more. I help with PTCE review.
The Dinosaur Company is a world leader in the design and development of animatronic exhibits for zoos, museums, and theme parks... and we are now open to the public for facility tours and events! Check out our website for details!
Eco Teaching Resources, LLC, provides products, trainings and workshops for teachers, naturalists an
A page dedicated to pointing parents and caregivers to the blog thirdverseguidance.com in order to educate them on the brain's link to behavior and growth
The mission of the Allen Arts Alliance is to support and nurture our local arts and cultural groups as they present inspiring and entertaining experiences designed to enrich our community.
Schooluniversitas.com is a daily updated website with articles on education, knowledge, and growth opportunities that will be surely be of interest to you. Get access to creative ideas and holistic education using the best learning methods and strategies.
Read2Great will help your child discover his or her leadership and creative abilities by reading boo
The Foundation For Allen Schools supports classroom innovation and provides educational opportunities for Allen ISD students and teachers! View our website at www.AISDfoundation.org
Allen Gifted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting gifted and talented education in Allen, Texas.
International Explorers Camp provides elementary/middle school kids and families with educational, cultural, and fun local summer vacation experiences.
45 minutes of awesome music fun for ages 2-4!