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?”
Sometimes, I use certain phrases during a birth that could be easily misunderstood by a random person… … More The Doula Said WHAT?
When I’m attending a birth, I always feel that my most important tools are my heart, my hands, and my voice. That said, I keep a few things in my birth bag to help labor be more comfortable and more supported….today I’m talking about honey. … More Tools of my Trade: Honey Sticks
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….
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
When I asked for recommendations for local chiropractors, one of my friends recommended Dr. Elise. I poked about her Facebook page and website, and realized quickly that this woman was exactly what I was hoping to find: … More Local Spotlight: Essential Health Chiropractic with Dr. Elise
One thing I heard on the elevator actually rather shocked me, and I so wanted to stop her, put my hands on her shoulders, and have a heart-to-heart right there. … More Birth is a Participatory Sport