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?”

The Better Baby Class; Schedule and Registration

The Better Baby Class is the most comprehensive and evidence-based class available for parents as they prepare to actually care for their sweet newborns…and wonderful new mothers. In this four-hour course, parents will learn about: Embracing the final days of pregnancy Plans for when you’re in labor What is the “fourth trimester” The “Golden Hour” … More The Better Baby Class; Schedule and Registration

Announcing….

Postpartum support is significantly lacking in American culture, and I don’t want my families to feel deserted and uncertain. In my search for how I can increase support before, during, AND after birth, I found something fantastic. … More Announcing….

World Doula Week

Ahhh….a whole week to celebrate being a doula.  It’s kind of fun to have an actual, honest-to-goodness date that is proclaimed as a time to showcase how wonderful doulas are.  This still feels like a newer profession, and I wonder how many people know the beginnings of formal doula care? Back in the 60’s, as … More World Doula Week