Forget Natural Childbirth!

Whoa, whoa, pump the brakes! You’re a doula telling me to forget natural childbirth? Yep. Pretty much. And here’s why: First, I’m not suggesting you forego your goals of having a medication-free birth! By “forget natural childbirth,” I mean the phrase natural childbirth and the air of superiority that comes with it. […]

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4 Rituals for Mother Blessings

We love to celebrate babies in our culture! If you’re pregnant or have ever been pregnant, you know that your baby shower is one of the most momentous occasions of your pregnancy. We spend hours perfecting our baby registry, inviting our girlfriends, and hammering out the details of this baby-centered […]

Use Your BRAIN!

One of my favorite tips as a doula and birth educator is BRAIN, an awesome and easy-to-remember acronym that can help you get the information you need to make an informed decision. It’s a short list of five questions to ask your care provider prior to making an important decision. […]