Angela Comer
Angela is the mother of four beautiful children, a DONA trained professional doula, and a certified teacher. Writing about natural childbirth and family life is her passion. She lives in a small town along the Gulf with her family, two cats, and one dog. When not writing or running her small business, Lotus Doula Service, she enjoys knitting, gardening, and gourmet cooking.

Angela  Comer


The Benefits of Having a Doula Present both Before and After Birth

The Benefits of Having a Doula Present both before and after Birth Giving birth to a child changes a woman physically, spiritually and emotionally. The process of labor, birth and the immediate postpartum can be challenging- even frightening for many women, as well as their partners. In centuries past, labor took place in the home, ... Continue Reading

The Truth about vaccinations

Robert Scott Bell Interviews Andrew Wakefield at Health Freedom Expo

The number of routine vaccinations that parents are pressured into giving their children has tripled over the last twenty years.  Autism and a variety of other conditions have skyrocketed in the same period of time, leading many researchers and concerned parents to question the potential for a correlation between them. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who is ... Continue Reading

The Great Vaccine Debate

The Great Vaccine Debate

Shortly after getting a positive pregnancy test, modern American families are flung into the midst of an ongoing battle regarding the future health of their children. For mothers who give birth in the hospital, one of the first things they will be asked to do is sign a consent form permitting the hospital to inoculate ... Continue Reading

Benefits of natural infant hygiene.

A Brief Guide to Natural Infant Hygiene

Early in human history, diapers were not a common commodity anywhere. Most babies were worn on their mothers’ body throughout the day in a traditional papoose or other baby carrier. Often, these babies would simply relieve themselves in the pack or papoose that they were swaddled within. In warmer climates, many babies were naked or ... Continue Reading

Girls Signing

Using Baby Signs to Communicate with Preverbal Infants


Children develop hand-eye coordination long before they develop language skills. They also understand language before they can use it. These two factors combine to make signs and signals an ideal option for interacting with babies. Many people are overwhelmed with the idea of trying to teach their tiny baby sign language. However, baby sign language ... Continue Reading

Immediate Breastfeeding

Natural Postpartum Care


Having a child is a beautiful, natural, and empowering experience. Following the birth, especially with the first child, parents sometimes feel confused and unsure. It can be difficult to know the best way to bond and care for your body and baby. Both mother and father may feel awkward and require some adjustment time before ... Continue Reading

Cosleeping can be safe

Safe Co-Sleeping Provides Whole-Family Benefits


The use of a family bed, bed sharing, or co-sleeping, encourages bonding, promotes breastfeeding, and safeguards health. Though controversial in some circles today, it was once the only way families slept. In the past, homes commonly featured only one room. Additionally there were few functioning door locks and dangerous conditions existed all around, making the ... Continue Reading


The Benefits of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Delivery


Despite ever-improving access to medical care, cesarean deliveries carry a far higher risk of morbidity for both mom and baby than vaginal births. Morbidity rates for women attempting vaginal births following cesarean, rather than going with elective repeat cesareans is nearly half. In other words, in terms of safety, vaginal births are the safest, vaginal ... Continue Reading

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