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

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

Why I’ll Never Judge You

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“You are the least judgmental person I’ve ever met!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told this and it bothers me every time.  Don’t get me wrong – I am SO glad that I can be a … Read More

Placenta Encapsulation FAQ

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What we do as professional placenta specialists isn’t that unbelievable. But for the person who has never explored or researched the idea of placenta encapsulation, it can seem pretty confusing, overwhelming, and even a bit scary. Let’s be honest, the … Read More

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