Haley Parizo

Haley is a pediatric nurse and a professionally trained labor and postpartum doula. She owns her own business, Vermont Doula Company, and coordinates the Volunteer Labor Doula Program at The University of Vermont Medical Center. Her lifelong passion for all things birth and babies was amplified further when she became a mother herself. She is now the proud parent of two crazy littles who keep her on her toes. Haley grew up in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and now resides in Grand Isle, VT. She lives with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a dog. For day-to-day sanity and survival, she listens to endless podcasts and audiobooks and constantly re-organizes her home. She and her family enjoy camping, boating, and a yearly travel adventure to somewhere warm.
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Iyengar Yoga Postpartum and Pelvic Floor Class: One Mom’s Experience

When I was offered the opportunity to participate in a postpartum/pelvic floor yoga class presented by The Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont, a little voice inside told me to DO IT.  I have never been...
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Tips for Managing Your Kid’s Sore Throat from a Pediatric Nurse

Congratulations! You made it through the first month of the year! I’m hoping you have gotten through as unscathed by illness as my family thankfully has (knock on the biggest piece of wood).  If you...
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A Pediatric Nurse and Doula’s Initial Breastfeeding Journey

One morning, earlier this summer, I was helping my almost two-year-old daughter, Tenley, get dressed and she kept pointing at me and saying “Hippo hippo.” Her brother, Bryson, my “three and three-quarters” year-old, and...