The Ugly Truth About Induction of Labor

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I want to take a minute and talk about induction of labor. The opinions on induction of labor are as varied as the people who feel free to offer them so readily. Many only what to share what amounts to … 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

MomDoc Tucson – Tucson’s New Midwifery Practice

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Tucson’s Newest Midwifery Practice: MomDoc Midwives Guest Blog by Tricia Nast CNM Hello, Tucson! My name is Tricia Nast and I am honored to be the first nurse-midwife to have privileges at Tucson’s St. Joseph’s Hospital in 23 years. While … 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

Debunking 5 Common Doula Myths

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If you know what a doula is, you’ve likely heard some of the common doula 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 … 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

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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