What Do I Do When: My contractions slow down or stop?

I know. Not only has the last month of pregnancy been ridiculously uncomfortable, but you really, really want to hold your baby in your arms and get to see their little face and kiss those tiny hands. Maybe your due date has come and gone, and that’s just not fair. It is time for labor … More What Do I Do When: My contractions slow down or stop?

More Good News!

Quite often, when I meet with new families to see if we might be a good fit for each other, they come with a list of great questions. (Like this one) I love that; the best conversations get started with those questions, and between the two of us, there is a lot of information being … More More Good News!

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