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Friday, February 19, 2021

Courageous Birth by Dr. Laura Sims - Book Blast - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Dr. Laura Sims and her new book, “Courageous Birth”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Dr. Laura Sims and to increase your chances of winning!

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Courageous Birth

by Dr. Laura Sims D.C.


GENRE: Non-Fiction, Self-Help



In building her family, Dr. Laura Sims has experienced joy and loss. This is a mother who has been through the worst and best of pregnancy, birth and family life and she won’t shy away from telling the truth of it.

Dr. Sims shows that, as the mother, you have the first say in how your pregnancy and the birth goes. You get to decide how you want to bring your baby into the world. Home births are rising and there is more and more understanding of how putting the mother’s comfort first results in better birthing experiences. Within days of knowing she was pregnant for the first time, Dr. Sims knew she wanted a home water birth. She took the reins right from the start, but was disappointed in the lack of literature available to her about the kind of pregnancy and birth she wanted. Courageous Birth is her offering to women like her, women who want to know the truth of the experience and who want someone to show them what is possible for them in pregnancy, birth, and post-natal life. Dr. Laura Sims opens up her family’s joys, losses and hopes for mothers looking to understand. With an intimate and honest window into her life, Dr. Sims empowers expecting mothers and post-birth mothers to find what’s best for them and their babies.



Motherhood. Talk about a 24/7 job, the most rewarding and challenging job of my life.

The newborn stage is incredibly sweet. There was a lot of sleeping. If I were giving myself advice as a new mom, it would be to rest. I know, there’s things to do and meals to make and clean up, etc. The cleaning can wait. The food will be provided. Have simple things as far as food is concerned. There’s no need to cook anything! Paper plates and plastic utensils for a week, or longer, is not going to hurt anything. I would tell myself that resting and allowing others to support you is priority #1! I say this now because I didn’t take adequate time to rest and rejuvenate. Partially due to the fact that I felt so awesome post-birth. Still, allowing my mind and body the time to integrate everything that had just occurred is something I would have liked to give myself more time for.

Immediately following the birth, Annie and Jacob cleaned it all up. I felt weightless and overjoyed, full of energy and empowered beyond belief! I felt like I could do anything! I was invincible! I can remember being with new baby and Madeline, my 7-year-old Lab. Her head was as big as new baby’s entire body. I took a picture. I spent a long time staring at this beautiful child that had been in my belly the past 9+ months. It didn’t feel real. Eventually, I finally fell asleep that night.



13 Things You Don’t Know About Dr. Laura Sims:

1.)  Her 3rd toe is the longest of all her toes.

2.)  Her favorite food has always been spaghetti.

3.)  She enjoys accounting.

4.)  She’s been vegan since 2002.

5.)  She dislikes playgrounds & children’s museums.

6.)  She completed 11th & 12th grade in one year & graduated at 17.

7.)  She only has 40 items of clothing and shoes at any given time.

8.)  Hoarders is her favorite tv show.

9.)  She’s 1/2 Canadian.

10.)  Dr. Laura loves hotsprings and hot yoga.

11.)  She met her soul mate at 15 and married him at 19.

12.)  She came in first place in the 4th grade jump rope competition.

13.)  She was third place winner in her elementary school turkey run and won a frozen turkey. Her family was vegetarian.



Dr. Laura Sims has been helping people reach optimal health since 2006. Along with her husband, they founded 2 of the largest chiropractic practices on the western slope of Colorado.

She believes the body is capable of healing itself when free from nerve interference. In 2019, she completed a 2-year Master's class in Soul-Centered Living from the University of Santa Monica.

It is her heartfelt mission for everyone to step more fully into their courageousness and trust their inner knowing!









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  1. Dr. Laura Sims ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ I really enjoyed your list of thirteen things! Hope you don't mind me adding it on here...? It seems we both actually have a bit in common... I also, graduated high school in three years and at the age of seventeen. However, I had a real freshman year, a sophomore/junior year combined with day school and night school classes, and a total senior year filled with a case of senioritis lol... Could have graduated after my first semester senior year, but stalled it out so I didn't miss out on prom, senior trip, etc. But literally graduated high school on June 4th and started college on June 6th lol... I had been seventeen for less than two months when I left for college. Did you also have to send home paperwork from university for your parents to fill out since you were still a minor? Even had to have my mom fax in a field trip permission slip when the class went off campus... So embarrassing lol!! Also, I too, absolutely LOVE spaghetti, and have really enjoyed accounting jobs over the years... Numbers have always just clicked for me... But, I could never survive your #7 item... I am wayyyyy too much of a shopaholic and fashionista to even come close to owning 40 items or less - let alone even packing that for a trip LOL 😆