Catherine Switzer & babybeets

Catherine Switzer & babybeets Labor & Post Partum Doula

Holistic Nutrition

Yoga Instructor

Prenatal Yoga

Postnatal Yoga Doula - to do service. As a ProDoula I offer non-judgemental support for labour and postpartum women, partners and family.

It is my commitment to use my head, heart and hands to help guide them through a beautiful life changing event of their life. Your birth, your way! What is Holistic Nutrition? Holistic Nutrition is based on the ideal that our bodies work in synergy; Mind, Body & Spirit. By providing our bodies with essential vitamins and minerals, along with living a healthy active lifestyle, ideally we can live d

It is my commitment to use my head, heart and hands to help guide them through a beautiful life changing event of their life. Your birth, your way! What is Holistic Nutrition? Holistic Nutrition is based on the ideal that our bodies work in synergy; Mind, Body & Spirit. By providing our bodies with essential vitamins and minerals, along with living a healthy active lifestyle, ideally we can live d

Operating as usual

Knowing the likelihood I could join this club was always in the back of my mind … but you never really think it will hap...
10/15/2021

Knowing the likelihood I could join this club was always in the back of my mind … but you never really think it will happen. It’s a club I wish I wasn’t a part of … today is pregnancy and infant loss awareness day.

I was 12 weeks pregnant, heading for my first ultrasound & had planned to share my overwhelming joy with everyone later that day.

The experience at the ultrasound clinic was weird and it wasn’t until 8 hours later it hit me. My baby wasn’t alive. It was confirmed the next day that I had a missed miscarriage; meaning my body never expelled the fetus.

The crushing hurt I felt as my world around me started to close in, the mistrust in my body, the feeling of emptiness, the things so many women feel and rarely talk about.

1 in 4 women experience pregnancy loss, miscarriage, still birth. That is many women that you know.

I see you
I am you

All losses are valid at any stage in pregnancy. It hurts and is devastating and will change any subsequent pregnancy experience you have.

There have been little resources out there, but slowly we see the need and I’m seeing people like @josiahandco who is now working with @pregnancylosssupportcanada to fill a gap and spread awareness.

The week after our honeymoon we got this fortune cookie, we were pregnant not too long after. This was the picture I planned to post to share the news of our June 2020 baby and although it took a bit longer, we are forever grateful for our girl!

#pregnancy #pregnancyloss #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness

Knowing the likelihood I could join this club was always in the back of my mind … but you never really think it will happen. It’s a club I wish I wasn’t a part of … today is pregnancy and infant loss awareness day.

I was 12 weeks pregnant, heading for my first ultrasound & had planned to share my overwhelming joy with everyone later that day.

The experience at the ultrasound clinic was weird and it wasn’t until 8 hours later it hit me. My baby wasn’t alive. It was confirmed the next day that I had a missed miscarriage; meaning my body never expelled the fetus.

The crushing hurt I felt as my world around me started to close in, the mistrust in my body, the feeling of emptiness, the things so many women feel and rarely talk about.

1 in 4 women experience pregnancy loss, miscarriage, still birth. That is many women that you know.

I see you
I am you

All losses are valid at any stage in pregnancy. It hurts and is devastating and will change any subsequent pregnancy experience you have.

There have been little resources out there, but slowly we see the need and I’m seeing people like @josiahandco who is now working with @pregnancylosssupportcanada to fill a gap and spread awareness.

The week after our honeymoon we got this fortune cookie, we were pregnant not too long after. This was the picture I planned to post to share the news of our June 2020 baby and although it took a bit longer, we are forever grateful for our girl!

#pregnancy #pregnancyloss #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness

I’m an hour early for my first massage since I was 7.5 months pregnant. I left early to do some errands knowing that I h...
10/14/2021

I’m an hour early for my first massage since I was 7.5 months pregnant. I left early to do some errands knowing that I had way more time than needed. But this I needed… just to sit by myself.

I’m super guilty of not practicing what I preach to new parents.

Maybe it’s the pandemic.

Maybe it’s me battling my postpartum mental health.

Maybe because it just seems easier to not make plans/appointments, than coordinating naps & feeds.

Maybe it’s because I want to prioritize others rest before my own.

But here I am … about to enjoy every second of the next 60 minutes.

Maybe I will start to take my own advice more … & if not that’s ok because who needs to shame themselves for not doing things they already struggle admitting they need.

Have you struggled to take time for yourself postpartum? What did you do to fill your cup?

#postpartum #doula #nutritionist #hamont #postpartumsupport #postpartumnutrition

I’m an hour early for my first massage since I was 7.5 months pregnant. I left early to do some errands knowing that I had way more time than needed. But this I needed… just to sit by myself.

I’m super guilty of not practicing what I preach to new parents.

Maybe it’s the pandemic.

Maybe it’s me battling my postpartum mental health.

Maybe because it just seems easier to not make plans/appointments, than coordinating naps & feeds.

Maybe it’s because I want to prioritize others rest before my own.

But here I am … about to enjoy every second of the next 60 minutes.

Maybe I will start to take my own advice more … & if not that’s ok because who needs to shame themselves for not doing things they already struggle admitting they need.

Have you struggled to take time for yourself postpartum? What did you do to fill your cup?

#postpartum #doula #nutritionist #hamont #postpartumsupport #postpartumnutrition

I’m an hour early for my first massage since I was 7.5 months pregnant. I left early to do some errands knowing that I h...
10/14/2021

I’m an hour early for my first massage since I was 7.5 months pregnant. I left early to do some errands knowing that I had way more time than needed. But this I needed… just to sit by myself.

I’m super guilty of not practicing what I preach to new parents.

Maybe it’s the pandemic.

Maybe it’s me battling my postpartum mental health.

Maybe because it just seems easier to not make plans/appointments, than coordinating naps & feeds.

Maybe it’s because I want to prioritize others rest before my own.

But here I am … about to enjoy every second of the next 60 minutes.

Maybe I will start to take my own advice more … & if not that’s ok because who needs to shame themselves for not doing things they already struggle admitting they need.

Have you struggled to take time for yourself postpartum? What did you do to fill your cup?

#postpartum #doula #nutritionist #hamont #postpartumsupport #postpartumnutrition

I’m an hour early for my first massage since I was 7.5 months pregnant. I left early to do some errands knowing that I had way more time than needed. But this I needed… just to sit by myself.

I’m super guilty of not practicing what I preach to new parents.

Maybe it’s the pandemic.

Maybe it’s me battling my postpartum mental health.

Maybe because it just seems easier to not make plans/appointments, than coordinating naps & feeds.

Maybe it’s because I want to prioritize others rest before my own.

But here I am … about to enjoy every second of the next 60 minutes.

Maybe I will start to take my own advice more … & if not that’s ok because who needs to shame themselves for not doing things they already struggle admitting they need.

Have you struggled to take time for yourself postpartum? What did you do to fill your cup?

#postpartum #doula #nutritionist #hamont #postpartumsupport #postpartumnutrition

Hands up if soup season is your favorite season🙋🏻‍♀️It sure is mine! With soup comes cooler days, crisper air, slippers,...
09/28/2021

Hands up if soup season is your favorite season🙋🏻‍♀️

It sure is mine! With soup comes cooler days, crisper air, slippers, blankets, baking & sweaters.

From as long as I can remember I loved a bowl of soup, Campbells Tomato to be exact. It was the only soup I ever wanted. I would dabble in some other flavors, maybe to be like my dad (cream of mushroom) or maybe because that’s all that was being served. But my heart belonged to tomato; made with milk & broken (not crushed) Ritz crackers on top.

I’m happy to share that my love for soup has expanded to many many flavors & styles. I find every year I will be drawn to a different recipe & repeat it all Fall/Winter. I haven’t decided what that soup will be for me yet but I’m definitely craving a chunky vegetable soup that I can share with Jeannie.

So bring on the warm bowls & the snuggles that come with it.

Featured here is a staple in our house, my Cod Stew! I’ll be sharing more of my soup recipes soon!!

What is / was your favorite soup??? ⬇️ 🍲

#soup #soupseason #fall #fallrecipes #fallflavors #stews #codstew #hamont #nutrition #nutritionist #doula #postpartum #postpartumsupport #support

Hands up if soup season is your favorite season🙋🏻‍♀️

It sure is mine! With soup comes cooler days, crisper air, slippers, blankets, baking & sweaters.

From as long as I can remember I loved a bowl of soup, Campbells Tomato to be exact. It was the only soup I ever wanted. I would dabble in some other flavors, maybe to be like my dad (cream of mushroom) or maybe because that’s all that was being served. But my heart belonged to tomato; made with milk & broken (not crushed) Ritz crackers on top.

I’m happy to share that my love for soup has expanded to many many flavors & styles. I find every year I will be drawn to a different recipe & repeat it all Fall/Winter. I haven’t decided what that soup will be for me yet but I’m definitely craving a chunky vegetable soup that I can share with Jeannie.

So bring on the warm bowls & the snuggles that come with it.

Featured here is a staple in our house, my Cod Stew! I’ll be sharing more of my soup recipes soon!!

What is / was your favorite soup??? ⬇️ 🍲

#soup #soupseason #fall #fallrecipes #fallflavors #stews #codstew #hamont #nutrition #nutritionist #doula #postpartum #postpartumsupport #support

hello again … as I emerge from my social media shadows, I thought it was a good time to reintroduce myself. I'm Catherin...
09/20/2021

hello again …

as I emerge from my social media shadows, I thought it was a good time to reintroduce myself.

I'm Catherine, a new mom, nutritionist, yoga instructor & doula.

I have built this community around supporting moms, parents, babies & children. This is my passion & now having just experienced it for myself; I know how important having the right amount of support is more than ever. My journey has given me new vision as to what I can do to better show up for this community.

A few things about me:

⭐️ I used to be a hairstylist, turned waitress, turned all the above mentioned
⭐️ I met my husband over 8 years ago while working in a bar
⭐️ I'm a small town girl
⭐️ Baking is my absolute favorite hobby, it’s my stress relief & the joy I look for in sharing my goods (@rachelofcourse & I are currently baking our way through one of our favorite bakers @csaffitz cookbook, follow us @weekendswithclaire )i
⭐️ I love to read historical fiction novels
⭐️ Fall is my favorite season

I will be returning to work in January 2022, what you can expect to see from me in the coming months:

✨ I’m opening up my calendar to in person doula support for January, with limited availability. So if you or someone you know are interested I highly recommend you book a discovery call with me ASAP
✨ Some new support offerings
✨ New virtual workshops
✨ Movement opportunities through yoga
✨ 1:1 coaching

I’m excited to be diving back into this community with a little less Jeannie content (ok but maybe not 🤔) & more stuff to inspire you

(This photo was taken when I was while 30 weeks pregnant)
📸: @diannarmartin

#doula #doulasupport #postpartumsupport #support #postpartum #hamont #nutritionist #foodintroduction #blw #yogainstructor

hello again …

as I emerge from my social media shadows, I thought it was a good time to reintroduce myself.

I'm Catherine, a new mom, nutritionist, yoga instructor & doula.

I have built this community around supporting moms, parents, babies & children. This is my passion & now having just experienced it for myself; I know how important having the right amount of support is more than ever. My journey has given me new vision as to what I can do to better show up for this community.

A few things about me:

⭐️ I used to be a hairstylist, turned waitress, turned all the above mentioned
⭐️ I met my husband over 8 years ago while working in a bar
⭐️ I'm a small town girl
⭐️ Baking is my absolute favorite hobby, it’s my stress relief & the joy I look for in sharing my goods (@rachelofcourse & I are currently baking our way through one of our favorite bakers @csaffitz cookbook, follow us @weekendswithclaire )i
⭐️ I love to read historical fiction novels
⭐️ Fall is my favorite season

I will be returning to work in January 2022, what you can expect to see from me in the coming months:

✨ I’m opening up my calendar to in person doula support for January, with limited availability. So if you or someone you know are interested I highly recommend you book a discovery call with me ASAP
✨ Some new support offerings
✨ New virtual workshops
✨ Movement opportunities through yoga
✨ 1:1 coaching

I’m excited to be diving back into this community with a little less Jeannie content (ok but maybe not 🤔) & more stuff to inspire you

(This photo was taken when I was while 30 weeks pregnant)
📸: @diannarmartin

#doula #doulasupport #postpartumsupport #support #postpartum #hamont #nutritionist #foodintroduction #blw #yogainstructor

Sleep is my least favorite part about being a mom …. the thing is, there is no magic age that it is not on a parents min...
08/17/2021

Sleep is my least favorite part about being a mom ….

the thing is, there is no magic age that it is not on a parents mind. A revolving stress that changes as babies go through growth spurts & sleep progressions & colds; babies become toddlers, kids, teens & away they go to college.

Then there is the stress of what to do:

Room share
Bed share
Co-sleep
Crib sleep
Crib naps
Contact naps
Motion naps
Car naps
Stroller naps
No naps
Sleep train
Sleep shape
Ferber method
Gentle Ferber method
Baby led sleep

I have been stressing about Jeannie's sleep since the beginning... enter having a baby that hates falling asleep. I rocked & swayed & bounced for hours on end. I tried everything I could like it was my job (bc isn’t that part of my job?). I obsessed over wake windows & not missing them, forgetting that every baby’s needs are different. I started a bedtime routine from the beginning … & I never gave up.

I still contact every nap because she is impossible to transfer during the day but as time goes on I’m soaking in the snuggles more & more as I see there will be an end one day.

When things really took a turn (I swear she went through the 4 month sleep hurtle at 2 months) I got support from The Sleep Sisters] to help me sort through all this info that I have already had on the shelf from work. They normalize infant sleep & get to the root of those challenges as sleep is just a tiny piece of the puzzle. I needed that reassurance & most definitely a sounding board.

If I could go back in time to the beginning, I would prob beg myself to do less. To go with the flow more. The perspective I have as a doula disappeared when in the company of postpartum anxieties.

Sleep isn’t perfect for us and I’m not sure what sleep will always look like but I will continue to remind myself that new challenges are only temporary and to stick to our routines.

So if you’re in the thick of that newborn haze … less can be more.

If your struggling … routine is so important

And if you need support … I highly recommend chatting with the The Sleep Sisters]

📸: @diannarmartin sweet photo

#infantsleep #doula #postpartum

Sleep is my least favorite part about being a mom ….

the thing is, there is no magic age that it is not on a parents mind. A revolving stress that changes as babies go through growth spurts & sleep progressions & colds; babies become toddlers, kids, teens & away they go to college.

Then there is the stress of what to do:

Room share
Bed share
Co-sleep
Crib sleep
Crib naps
Contact naps
Motion naps
Car naps
Stroller naps
No naps
Sleep train
Sleep shape
Ferber method
Gentle Ferber method
Baby led sleep

I have been stressing about Jeannie's sleep since the beginning... enter having a baby that hates falling asleep. I rocked & swayed & bounced for hours on end. I tried everything I could like it was my job (bc isn’t that part of my job?). I obsessed over wake windows & not missing them, forgetting that every baby’s needs are different. I started a bedtime routine from the beginning … & I never gave up.

I still contact every nap because she is impossible to transfer during the day but as time goes on I’m soaking in the snuggles more & more as I see there will be an end one day.

When things really took a turn (I swear she went through the 4 month sleep hurtle at 2 months) I got support from The Sleep Sisters] to help me sort through all this info that I have already had on the shelf from work. They normalize infant sleep & get to the root of those challenges as sleep is just a tiny piece of the puzzle. I needed that reassurance & most definitely a sounding board.

If I could go back in time to the beginning, I would prob beg myself to do less. To go with the flow more. The perspective I have as a doula disappeared when in the company of postpartum anxieties.

Sleep isn’t perfect for us and I’m not sure what sleep will always look like but I will continue to remind myself that new challenges are only temporary and to stick to our routines.

So if you’re in the thick of that newborn haze … less can be more.

If your struggling … routine is so important

And if you need support … I highly recommend chatting with the The Sleep Sisters]

📸: @diannarmartin sweet photo

#infantsleep #doula #postpartum

Sleep is my least favorite part about being a mom …. the thing is, there is no magic age that it is not on a parents min...
08/17/2021

Sleep is my least favorite part about being a mom ….

the thing is, there is no magic age that it is not on a parents mind. A revolving stress that changes as babies go through growth spurts & sleep progressions & colds; babies become toddlers, kids, teens & away they go to college.

Then there is the stress of what to do:

Room share
Bed share
Co-sleep
Crib sleep
Crib naps
Contact naps
Motion naps
Car naps
Stroller naps
No naps
Sleep train
Sleep shape
Ferber method
Gentle Ferber method
Baby led sleep

I have been stressing about Jeannie's sleep since the beginning... enter having a baby that hates falling asleep. I rocked & swayed & bounced for hours on end. I tried everything I could like it was my job (bc isn’t that part of my job?). I obsessed over wake windows & not missing them, forgetting that every baby’s needs are different. I started a bedtime routine from the beginning … & I never gave up.

I still contact every nap because she is impossible to transfer during the day but as time goes on I’m soaking in the snuggles more & more as I see there will be an end one day.

When things really took a turn (I swear she went through the 4 month sleep hurtle at 2 months) I got support from The Sleep Sisters] to help me sort through all this info that I have already had on the shelf from work. They normalize infant sleep & get to the root of those challenges as sleep is just a tiny piece of the puzzle. I needed that reassurance & most definitely a sounding board.

If I could go back in time to the beginning, I would prob beg myself to do less. To go with the flow more. The perspective I have as a doula disappeared when in the company of postpartum anxieties.

Sleep isn’t perfect for us and I’m not sure what sleep will always look like but I will continue to remind myself that new challenges are only temporary and to stick to our routines.

So if you’re in the thick of that newborn haze … less can be more.

If your struggling … routine is so important

And if you need support … I highly recommend chatting with the The Sleep Sisters]

📸: @diannarmartin sweet photo

#infantsleep #doula #postpartum

Sleep is my least favorite part about being a mom ….

the thing is, there is no magic age that it is not on a parents mind. A revolving stress that changes as babies go through growth spurts & sleep progressions & colds; babies become toddlers, kids, teens & away they go to college.

Then there is the stress of what to do:

Room share
Bed share
Co-sleep
Crib sleep
Crib naps
Contact naps
Motion naps
Car naps
Stroller naps
No naps
Sleep train
Sleep shape
Ferber method
Gentle Ferber method
Baby led sleep

I have been stressing about Jeannie's sleep since the beginning... enter having a baby that hates falling asleep. I rocked & swayed & bounced for hours on end. I tried everything I could like it was my job (bc isn’t that part of my job?). I obsessed over wake windows & not missing them, forgetting that every baby’s needs are different. I started a bedtime routine from the beginning … & I never gave up.

I still contact every nap because she is impossible to transfer during the day but as time goes on I’m soaking in the snuggles more & more as I see there will be an end one day.

When things really took a turn (I swear she went through the 4 month sleep hurtle at 2 months) I got support from The Sleep Sisters] to help me sort through all this info that I have already had on the shelf from work. They normalize infant sleep & get to the root of those challenges as sleep is just a tiny piece of the puzzle. I needed that reassurance & most definitely a sounding board.

If I could go back in time to the beginning, I would prob beg myself to do less. To go with the flow more. The perspective I have as a doula disappeared when in the company of postpartum anxieties.

Sleep isn’t perfect for us and I’m not sure what sleep will always look like but I will continue to remind myself that new challenges are only temporary and to stick to our routines.

So if you’re in the thick of that newborn haze … less can be more.

If your struggling … routine is so important

And if you need support … I highly recommend chatting with the The Sleep Sisters]

📸: @diannarmartin sweet photo

#infantsleep #doula #postpartum

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