Cheers to 2013!

ImageHappy New Year to you and your family from our family, the Rees-Adams! 

May this year be filled with love, laughter, health, gratitude, & prosperity for all of us, in whatever shape or form it takes for us.

This year, I’ll be celebrating and living as a newly married lady which will be exciting and a new world for me.  Also, Mindful Doula Arts and I will be offering more prenatal breastfeeding classes of “Breastfeeding for the Expectant Family” in 2013 than last year.

Soon I ‘ll be starting Elizabeth Davis’ “Heart & Hands” Midwifery Intensives class to deepen my knowledge of the art and science of midwifery.

Technologically speaking, I’ll now be accessible for Skype chats at beth.the.doula .  Let me know if you’d like to set up a chat.  Also you can find me on Facebook at Mindful Doula Arts and email me at

How are you?  What’s new with you?  I’d love to stay in touch and hear how you are.  You know where to find me :).

Happy 2013 to us all!

Be well,


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A free workshop at Natural Resources Sept 9th: Postpartum Depression and Moods with Dr. Katayune Kaeni

A free workshop at Natural Resources Sept 9th: Postpartum Depression and Moods with Dr. Katayune Kaeni

Everyone keeps telling us that the birth of your baby is a joyous and special time, and that it is.  And our postpartum period (just like pregnancy) is a shifting, dynamic experience with our bodies and babies.  Hormones shift and life changes over night (literally!).  It’s a lot to process, and that’s saying it gently.  Baby blues can often accompany our postpartum experience with up to 20% of new moms  experiencing postpartum depression (PPD) and/or postpartum anxiety (PPA) (Kaeni May 2012).  Mix the changes of life, hormones, new love affair, and heavy LACK of sleep is the perfect combination for intense feels – both good and bad.  But how does a mom know what’s normal or what’s not in the emotional “swing” of things.  How does one build support when baby blues is more than “normal” and how can a new mom prevent PPD/PPA?

Dr. Katayune Kaeni, licensed therapist and mom, will be offering a free workshop on Postpartum Depression and Moods, helping clarify the difference between “Baby blues” and Postpartum Depression.  It’s:

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012


at Natural Resources (1367 Valencia St @ 25th)

For more info check out Natural Resources at

Also, below is a great article on this subject by Dr. Kaeni.

Baby blues vs Postpartum depression (PPD)? Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?