The Ugly Truth About Induction of Labor

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I want to take a minute and talk about induction of labor. The opinions on induction of labor are as varied as the people who feel free to offer them so readily. Many only what to share what amounts to … Read More

The Facebook Backup

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You might be wondering, what is “The Facebook Backup” I’ve sat on this post for almost a year. But a recent rise in posts in online doula communities searching for a Facebook backup has prompted me to open it back … Read More

Overcoming Stress in Labor

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For most women, birth is a powerful and intense experience. As a result, it is common for women to seek ways for overcoming stress in labor well before the big day arrives. As doulas, we believe that it is helpful … 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

Debunking 5 Common Doula Myths

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If you know what a doula is, you’ve likely heard some of the common doula myths about what a doula is and what a doula does. Even though doulas may have different training and experience, there are a few doula … Read More

Pregnancy and Birth Affirmations for You

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Affirmation – something declared to be true. Affirmations are often used to develop and enhance the mind/body connections.  Pregnancy and birth affirmations are used to help the individual connect their beliefs to the physical process. For some, affirmations may focus … 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

How did I get here?

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Someone recently asked me why I became a doula.  Why did I choose this profession? Why would I choose to get called out at 3am? Leaving my warm bed in the middle of the night. To be gone for an … Read More

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