Learning to Breastfeed

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  Recovering from birth and learning to breastfeed can be a challenge.  Even for the most experienced of parents.  I’d been a doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor for the better part of 7 years when my youngest was born. … 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

Certification: It Matters to Me

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When it comes to the topic of certification, I speak loudly and clearly . . . it matters to me. There exists within the doula world at least two camps.  One that values the process and accomplishment of certification.  The … Read More

5 Common Doula Myths Debunked

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If you know what a doula is, you’ve likely heard some of the common 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 basics … Read More

Birth Plan, Birth Preferences, Birth Options

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Birth plan.  Birth preferences. Birth wishes.  Preferred birth options. These are common phrases that we use to discuss the topic of options for birth with clients.  Exploring the many options available to you for birth can be an exciting process … Read More

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