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We’re not birth activists. Birth activists have an angle. Sometimes their angle is specific to a certain type of birth. I know this because I used to be one. My personal activist philosophy looked like this: when asked, I absolutely supported how a person wanted their birth to be. That support included me giving information[…]
You’re pregnant! Congratulations! This is an exciting and sometimes nerve wracking time in your life. Not only are you dealing with your own thoughts, emotions and ideals about pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenting, but also everyone else’s…. From the moment you announce your pregnancy, you are bombarded with advice from books, articles, online groups, and well-meaning[…]
First, if you haven’t yet done so, please read Part One and Part Two of this series. Second, I’m sharing these things because I want people to understand why I left DONA, especially the women I trained. That decision was one of the hardest ones I’ve ever had to make. Writing this post wasn’t easy[…]
What is the first rule of Crossfit? You’re welcome, for the shirtless pic of Brad Pitt. Now, stay with me! Many of you read Part One: Facts Only. If you didn’t get a chance, go back and read it now! It’s a side-by-side comparison of two doula certifying bodies: DONA and ProDoula. We left all opinion[…]
**Mobile users need to turn their phone landscape to read this post.** You’re curious. You should be. You have a vested interest. This is your passion. This is the career that brings you fulfillment. You want to do your homework. You want to find an organization that resonates with you. Perhaps there is one that[…]
Despite differing parenting practices, many families share a common belief: bedtime can suck! The time spent between dinner and when the kids are actually asleep can be very stressful. Some families have loud protesters. Others have children who need someone to sit in their rooms with them. Some kids need a long and structured routine.[…]
Dear new mom who had a c-section or epidural, We’ve watched you share your birth story in a group of moms. We’ve seen the look of disappointment. We’ve watched you try to explain to the other moms in the room (who had unmedicated births) just exactly what went “wrong”. Your feeling of being judged could[…]
Many modern day birth activists would have you believe that twilight sleep was brought about as a way for doctors to control women. But the twilight sleep movement (yes, I said movement) was about women attempting to gain control over the process of childbirth.¹ “Many leaders [of The Twilight Sleep Movement] were active suffragists whose[…]
Ever since I was a child my favorite Mr. Rogers story has been about helpers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’[…]
Google “benefits of a doula” and the results are seemingly endless. Prenatally we help you suss out your preferences and goals for labor, birth, and your postpartum recovery, while helping you to understand how to work within any necessary medical constraints. During labor and birth we are a constant companion for you and your partner[…]