Monthly archives: October, 2016

Hi, Everyone!

I hope things are going well for you. Being pregnant could be fun but it’s not an easy task… 🙂

There are few stores that have community boards and would be a great place to advertise:

– Whole Foods – They have a community board near the restrooms (where most pregnant women will go by…).

– Border’s book store – I know the branch on El-Camino & Matilda has one.

– There are couple of book stores on Castro ave (down town Mountain View), that might have a community board, and there also few boards on that street.

Except for those, make sure you advertise it on Craig’s list (www.craigslist.com). A good category would be under events.

For those of you out there that are considering having me as a doula at your birth, know that I can take photos (digital or stills), I do reflexology (acupressure & massage to your feet), and also Reiki (good energies :-).

Take care!


Sorry here I am again with my questions….

1) When will my midwife be with me exactly: continuous from the moment I am admitted to hospital or…? Since my mom will be with me at home I think we can manage that without a doula, so if that was the biggest reason to have one, I think I will be just fine with “just” a midwife (my mom has helped deliver my sisters 2 children in Denmark)

2) Have you any advice on where to take a childbirth class? I am looking at Blossom Birth Services in Palo Alto OR the El Camino Hospital course…any recommendations for one or the other?

3) If I decide to try HypnoTherapy, will my midwife be able to support me actively in that?

Thanks a bunch, see you on December 8th (we have an appointment at your office)


Fear of flying and medication….

Hi all,

First question from me: I am terrified of flying and normally I would take a Valium before (and maybe one during) a long flight. Normally I do not take ANY kind of medication at all, but as I am from Denmark, a 12 hour flight is unbearable for me if I have to sit at the edge of my seat with my hart pounding and being just really really uncomfortable.

I am flying to Denmark on the 6th of Oct to be with my family…what can I take that is safe? Oxezepam (kind of Valium that I have from my doctor in Denmark) or…..?

Hope you can help me out here as I am already getting really nervous.

Have you heard of Valerian? It is an herbal tincture. It is considered to be the herbal version of Valium. Are you pregnant? Is that why you are so concerned? I don’t know what the recommendation for pregnant women is when using Valerian. Maybe someone else does.

Also, this could be good prep for your labor. If you have done some childbirth preparation, such as breathing, visualizing, etc… it may help. Good luck to you.

I am pregnant (14+6 today) but my fear of flying is not new. I would like to be able to get the strongest medication that is safe for the baby if that is possible as I really am NOT a good passenger ;-)) I guess I will ask my OB/GYN when I see him next week.