Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part Four: Emotional and Relational Support

In celebration of having now attended forty births, I am developing a series of blog posts on just a few of the myriad reasons that make hiring a doula an awesome choice.  The first ten reasons focused on studies and statistics, while the next ten elaborated on the kinds of practical help a doula brings … More Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part Four: Emotional and Relational Support

Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part Three: Working With Your Individual Birth

In celebration of having now attended forty births, I am developing a series of blog posts on just a few of the myriad reasons that make hiring a doula an awesome choice….This portion looks at some of the ways I can help you work with your own individual birth. … More Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part Three: Working With Your Individual Birth

Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part Two: Practical Help

In celebration of having now attended forty births, I am developing a series of blog posts on just a few of the myriad reasons that hiring a doula is an awesome choice.  This portion looks at some of the ways I can make your birth experience better through solid, practical assistance.  There aren’t as many … More Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part Two: Practical Help

Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part One: Studies and Statistics

In celebration of having now attended forty births, I am developing a series of blog posts on just a few of the myriad reasons that make hiring a doula an awesome choice.  This portion looks at some of the studies and statistics regarding doula care.  (Note: there has been a HUGE amount of studying on … More Forty Reasons to Hire a Doula, Part One: Studies and Statistics

“So,what exactly is the difference between a doula and a midwife, anyway?”

When I attend a hospital birth, I wear my super-awesome, pink, “I’m the doula!” t-shirt.  In a setting with a large variety of people with different roles, I figured that proclaiming my role with a happy pink shirt would be both efficient and simple.  Besides,  it makes for great conversations in the elevator as I’m … More “So,what exactly is the difference between a doula and a midwife, anyway?”