Is Your Partner Unsure About Hiring a Doula?  This is for them.

Is Your Partner Unsure About Hiring a Doula? This is for them.

Dear Partner, So your pregnant partner would like to hire a doula for the upcoming birth experience and you’re not so sure.  I completely understand. This is quite common.  I’ve worked with many couples that have had an unsure birth partner at first.  But...
You are Mother. You are Fierce.

You are Mother. You are Fierce.

As a doula, I have frequent opportunities to witness mothers doing their thing, being in the place where only they can go, where they are simultaneously most vulnerable and powerful.  I know that mothers are so very strong, often much stronger than they themselves...
Choose your birth team wisely!

Choose your birth team wisely!

This is a post in my series on owning your birth.  It is my strong belief that your birth experience profoundly impacts your early days with your new child. The way you feel while birthing your baby can inform how you feel about yourself as a person, mother, and...
Build your stellar birth team

Build your stellar birth team

“You have trusted your body throughout this entire labor, just keep doing that.” “You are doing this. You are so close. Picture our baby in your arms. He will be in your arms so soon.” These words, the first from my doula, and the second from...
To Love and Trust: A labor doula’s role

To Love and Trust: A labor doula’s role

This is an essay I wrote as part of my labor doula certification program with Doula Trainings International. I am often asked what a doula does. Most often, the question comes from friends and family who are genuinely interested in this profession that they know so...