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

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

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

Guest Blog: My First Mother’s Day as a Single Mom – Christan Munoz

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My first Mother’s day as a single mom. Mother’s day is always a time of reflection for me, but this year just feels different. I got divorce papers yesterday, two days before Mother’s day. While I’ve known for some time … 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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