Placenta Encapsulation – Your kitchen or mine?

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When it comes to placenta encapsulation, many think that there is a special, lab-sterile space where the placenta is taken to be processed. You may envision an entirely stainless steel space. Perhaps a place like a restaurant kitchen. A place … Read More

What to Pack For Your Birth

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One of the most common topics we discuss with the families who hire us is what to pack for your birth. The decision about what to pack for your birth is a common focus as your due date approaches.  Not … Read More

In Life and Birth: The only way out is through.

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I hear myself say this a lot to clients during labor and birth.  Especially during pushing. “The only way out is through.” Through the sensation, through the pressure, the fear and yes, through the pain.  There is almost always a … Read More

Waiting for Baby

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Those final weeks of pregnancy are often so hard.  It’s such an exciting and often uncomfortable time!  Some women will experience Braxton-Hicks contractions, others will have pre-labor or early labor like bouts of contractions that can lead to frustration and … Read More

Fear and Birth

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I came across a quote this morning that has had me ruminating about using it for a blog post all day. Fear and its impact on birth is a fascinating topic to me.  As a doula, I’ve seen fear hinder … Read More

I get knocked down, but I’ll get up again

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As a doula and placenta specialist, I have worked with growing families in Tucson for the past 6 years, and I’ve served hundreds of amazing people. This work is deeply rewarding and it has been not only a profession, but … Read More

Metamorphosis

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Metamorphosis: any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.   The other day I was at a coffee shop for an interview with a prospective client and I had arrived a bit early. I took a quick look around and … Read More

Burger King Birth

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There are a few statements that I often hear that have been bouncing around in my head today. “Buy the hospital ticket, and you buy the hospital ride.” “You can’t go to McDonald’s and order a steak. “You can’t plan … Read More

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