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

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

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

Metamorphosis

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Metamorphosis: any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.   The other day I was at a coffee shop for an interview with a prospective client and I had arrived a bit early. I took a quick look around and … Read More

Burger King Birth

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There are a few statements that I often hear that have been bouncing around in my head today. “Buy the hospital ticket, and you buy the hospital ride.” “You can’t go to McDonald’s and order a steak. “You can’t plan … Read More

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