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

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

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

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

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

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