Art by Mara Friedman
I feel so fortunate to live in Portland as a first time mama. Every question I've had, I've gone straight to Urban Mamas, our local web community, and always found an answer. For moms of multiples, Full House Moms has also been a wealth of information; I've already learned more about twins than I ever thought possible.
Then, I found Zenana Spa, with an amazing Prenatal Yoga class taught by Camille Mulchi at Mother Wise Yoga...and through them I found my chiropractor, Dr. Jess Barr Desbrow, and acupuncturist, Colleen Gibson. These ladies love their mama patients.
I sound spoiled, don't I? But they've been lifesavers. Jess puts my ribs back - Afton is just hanging out up in my ribcage - and Colleen makes my headaches go bye-bye! Camille is more than just a yoga teacher, she's also a doula, and I have learned more from her about laboring comfort measures than from anyone else.
If you're a mama or an expectant mama, you should definitely pick up the free coupon booklet put together by Mother Tree Doula Services called Birth Bucks! I picked mine up at Zenana Spa on SE Clinton. It's filled with savings and intro offers and I've already used my coupon to sign up for a Baby Care class in June! There are deals on photography, acupuncture, shopping, doula and lactation services, and much more.