Gina Eiford PCD(DONA,NAPS)
360.739.5408
lovebubbbledoula@gmail.com

Bellingham, Washington USA

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 NEWSLETTER 

 April 2019 

  Second Edition 

It has been a tremendous year of growth for me and lovebubble! This year I have continued to support families as a postpartum doula and fertility/ivf doula. I have also volunteered my support in the community with the Nurse Family Partnership and Perinatal Support Washington. I have also devoted many hours and much effort to become a International Association of Infant Massage Certified Educator and a Certified Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator. Again this past year, I have learned so much and gained an abundance of knowledge! I am extremely grateful to be able to do this work, and to have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful and amazing families.      

                                                                           Warmly, gina

                                                                                  

Year in Review

Infant Massage

A class for parents,grandparents

and siblings to learn massage for their baby.

Photo: parents and babies from the First Infant Massage Five -Week Session at The Pilates Studio of Bellingham. 

Announcing a second location for lovebubble Infant Massage Sessions at 

The Nest in Lynden!

Upcoming Session

May 1 - Mary 29 

Wednesday's from

6:00 - 7:30 PM

400 Liberty Street, Lynden

 Events

COMING UP SOON

PS-WA Presents: 

BIRTH AND TRAUMA CONFERENCE

MARCH 28-30, 2019 Seattle, WA

Perinatal Support Washington is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting families impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. 

Warm line: 1-800-404-7763. www.perinatalsupport.org

BRINGING BABY HOME WORKSHOP

APRIL 6&13, 2019 BTC

The Bringing Baby Home Workshop taught by Gina Eiford in partnership with Bellingham Technical College. To register Call BTC Registration at 360-752-8300 or Email: registration@btc.edu. 

INFANT MASSAGE SESSION

APRIL 19-MAY 17, 2019 

The Pilates Studio of Bellingham 

INFANT MASSAGE SESSION

MAY 1-MAY 29, 2019 

The Nest, Lynden 

BRINGING BABY HOME WORKSHOP

JUNE 1 & JUNE 8, 2019 

Bellingham Center for Healthy Motherhood

The Bringing Baby Home Workshop taught by Gina Eiford. BOOK HERE.

BRINGING BABY HOME WORKSHOP

JULY 13&14, 2019  

The Nest, Lynden

The Bringing Baby Home Workshop taught by Gina Eiford in partnership with Bellingham Technical College. To register Call BTC Registration at 360-752-8300 or Email: registration@btc.edu. 

New INFANT MASSAGE SESSION DATES

Coming Soon—The Pilates Studio of B'ham  

and at The Nest in Lynden 

Like a Mother  Angela Garbes

A Feminist Journey through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. 

My take: A thought provoking yet empowering read. I wish I would have read this book before having had children.

Available HERE.

Hold On to Your Kids

Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D., and Gabor Mate, M.D.

Why Parents Need to Matter More Then Peers

My take: So grateful I read this book when I did.

Again, a book that I could have really supported me when I was parenting younger children.

Available HERE. 

Fatherhood Bruce Linton

THE JOURNEY FROM MAN TO DAD

My take: YES! A book for dads! This is a book great read for dads as they explore and transition into their role as dad and partner. 

Available HERE.

One More Shot

Directer Noah Moeskin

My take: This documentary follows a couple's journey to become parents. This couple shares their vulnerability through the gut wrenching process of infertility. It is inspiring and heartbreaking...

Available on Netflix.

      Books and Movies to check out...

My favorite wrap!

 

I love how easy this wrap is to use and wash. The fabric is soft and light, yet sturdy....and comes in many colors and patterns

A great way for moms and dads to have their baby close and still move around and take care of the normal everyday things.

Check it out!

Click on sollybaby below

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  Solly Swaddles too! 

Bernaras India

March 2019 

This amazing video was shared with me by a friend of my sisters. This baby, 3 months old is massaged by his mother and grandmother 5 times a day. I love the happiness and joy in both the mother and baby! The robustness of the strokes is remarkable! I find this video beautiful and timeless, One can imagine how this massage has been passed down from generation to generation. Many of the strokes I teach come from this culture and can be recognized in this video.

 

I would love to hear

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NEWSLETTER

April 2018

First Edition

DONA International’s primary function is to provide excellent doula education and certification to a diverse population of doulas world-wide. DONA International promotes the highest quality perinatal support for birthing mothers and their families by setting the standard for doula education and training, and by advocating the research-based benefits of doula care.

DONA International is the world’s first, largest and leading doula certifying organization

lovebubble's first year!

Year in Review

It has been a BIG WONDERFUL first year for me!

 

I have supported SIX families: two baby BOYS, five baby GIRLS, including one set of TWINS, and one SIBLING.

 

I have earned over 200 hours supporting these families in their homes making it possible for me to complete my certification for DONA and NAPS.

 

It's official, Gina Eiford PCD(DONA,NAPS).

YAY! YAY! YAY!

 

I have learned so much and gained an abundance of knowledge! I am extremely grateful to be able to do this work, and to have had the opportunity to work with all of these amazing families! 

 

Warmly, 

gina

NAPS Mission: 

NAPS Doulas creates a diverse and inclusive community for postpartum doulas in the Puget Sound Region through continuing education, peer support and professional advocacy. NAPS Doulas supports the postpartum doula profession by maintaining standards and certification, as well as advancing visibility within perinatal and parenting communities.

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WARM CLOTH DIAPER WIPES IN DIY SOLUTION

Using cloth wipes and a DIY solution together with a diaper wipe warmer you can have soft, warm, sweet smelling wipes to use on your babies bum, face, hands, or anywhere you need. 

DIY Solution: (you can double or triple)

1 3/4 Boiling water

1 TBSP Aloe Vera

1 TBSP Witch Hazel Extract

1 tsp liquid castle soap

10 drops vitamin E oil

1 tsp almond oil 

Combine together in a large bowl, soak wipes, (as many as you can do) squeeze out excess solution keeping it in bowl, and roll up individual cloths to place in warmer.

 Events

COMING UP SOON

Footsteps for Fertility 

APRIL 21, 2018 SEATTLE, WA

FUN RUN, Greenlake Park. 10-12 PM.

The Footsteps for Fertility Foundation Grant is a grant which is awarded to couples who require fertility treatments to have children.  http://footstepsforfertility.org

MARCH for MOMS

MAY 6, 2018 - WASHINGTON DC 

SISTER MARCH - SEATTLE

March for Moms helps to align and coordinate the efforts of families, healthcare providers, policymakers and other partners who are acting to achieve the best possible health and well-being of all mothers.http://www.marchformoms.org

Bringing Baby Home

NEW PARENT WORKSHOP

APRIL 28-29, 1-7 PM OR 

MAY 5 & MAY 12, 10-5 PM

http://www.mamanunu.com/bringing-baby-home.html

March for Babies

MAY 5, 2018 - Seattle center 

8:00AM 3.1 Miles 

https://www.marchforbabies.org/EventInfo/?EventID=18935

Green Dream Smoothie

1 medium-size, ripe banana,

   peeled and broken into large chunks 

1 cup frozen mango chunks

2 cups baby spinach

1 3-inch piece cucumber

1/2 medium ripe avocado, pitted

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk

 from the PALEO magazine 

Great SNAck

Cranberry-Pecan Trail-Mix Clusters

2 cups raw pecans, finely chopped

1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut

1/2 cup dried cranberries

2 TBSP ground flaxseeds

1/2 tsp sea salt

2TBSP creamy, unsweetened almond butter

2 TBSP pure maple syrup or raw honey

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 large egg whites, lightly whisked

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

2. In large bowl combine pecans, coconut, cranberries, flaxseeds, cinnamon, and salt.

3. In separate bowl stir together the almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pour over pecan mixture and stir to coat.

4. Add the egg whites and stir until combined. Drop packed tablespoons onto baking sheets. Bake for about 15 minutes, rotating pan once halfway through, until golden brown and firm. Cool completely. Store in airtight container at room temp for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.

Tip

I use a sorbet scoop to make clusters, firmly pressing mixture into the scoop, using my fingers. This makes a solid ball. Otherwise they will crumble.

To a blender, add the banana, mango, spinach, cucumber, avocado, cinnamon, water, and coconut milk. Blend until smooth.

Tip

I sometimes substitute chilled coconut water for both the waterand coconut milk in the recipe. Either way it tastes great. Just using the coconut water makes it a bit lighter.

When from the wearying war of life 

I seek release

I look into my baby's face

And there find peace.

 

-Martha Foote Crowe "PEACE"