Get to know your doula: Ariel

What is your favorite family tradition?

Hands down –  it’s the tradition of every year on my kid’s birthday we eat where we went while I was in the labor. For example, with my oldest I was first following the no eating in labor policy at the hospital,   so my mom and husband ordered in Davanni’s pizza. With my 2nd, we were at the birth center, went for a walk to grab breakfast at a local breakfast diner (at the recommendation of our midwife) and came back to the birth center to have our baby roughly an hour later. I make it a point to tell my kids their birth stories on their birthday and we give a toast of blessings and love over their life and share why we are so thankful for them. It’s my FAVORITE. They’re my favorite.

What’s the last book you read?

Demons and Angels by Dan Brown. I read it on the airplane on my way to Italy at the recommendation of a fellow birth worker who lived in Rome (my Rome doula). I’m in a monthly book club so I’m always excited to see what new topics and books we will read.

What’s a secret talent?

I sing and play the piano. I used to do some songwriting in college as well. As a kid, it was always my dream to be a performer like Selena.

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Becoming One Strong Mama!

Birth Twin Cities is excited to announce a new partnership with a Minnesota based organization – One Strong Mama!

One Strong Mama is an online program designed specifically for women during their pregnancy and postpartum period. The blend of exercise and education emphasize core strength, pelvic floor strength, and breathing in preparation for birth and postpartum recovery. This program offers training, tips, and videos for the everyday woman so that she can have her best pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. And the best part – it’s attainable for anyone at any stage of their journey with no prior fitness experience necessary!

If interested in learning more, use the link below to get more information about the program.

SiteOne Strong Mama