International Bereaved Mothers Day

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  International Bereaved Mother’s Day was founded by CarlyMarie Dudly.  This year it takes place today, May 7, one week before traditional Mother’s Day. It is a day that we honor and remember any parent who has lost a child, … 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

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

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

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

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

What Clients Are Saying

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“When I met Mona, I was preparing to give birth to my first baby. I had my birth plan written out and I knew exactly how I wanted my baby’s birth to go.  Mona was so encouraging and supportive, but … Read More

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