“Why Not Home?”

As a doula, I kind of get to exist with my feet in all the birthing worlds….I see how things work in home births, at birth centers, and in hospitals. I’ve had times where I was beyond glad that medical intervention was available, and times when I was grateful for calm midwives who let a … More “Why Not Home?”

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