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The possibilities are endless as a "Doula"

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (6)

Let me take you back to where it all began...


Hopefully you have read the blog about where this Doula journey began for me and how I almost quit before I even started.  This will save us from traveling too far back allowing us to focus more on where we are today and what the future holds for Professionals and Birthing Families.  This particula...

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Community SPOTLIGHT

Posted on July 5, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

If you are doing amazing things in the childbirth community, I know about it and I want others to know too!  I've decided to spotlight one amazing professional each month and share about their hidden talents with the world, or at least with those who read these blog posts.

I have come across some pretty amazing people during my years in this work and let's be honest they aren't recognized enough.  So many are running small businesses of the...

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Building Bridges (Doulas and Nurses)

Posted on November 8, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Building Bridges...

Imagine just for a moment that FEAR surrounding childbirth was less and the SUPPORT for families was GREATER.  This is a vision I have had since beginning my journey as a mother over twenty-four years ago and a professional Doula over fifteen years ago. As an expectant family you no longer walk in fear as you enter the doors of a local hospital, instead you are supported, you are h...

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Why I almost quit Doula'ing

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Where it all began

I had the extreme pleasure of being a compassionate friend who ultimately ended up supporting one of my best friends during the birth of her two boys.

 

Her first birth was in her words “horrific” over 18 years ago, she was treated unkindly and her own mother was in a fetal position crying during her labor and birth. Unknowingly, I stayed right by her side, ...

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Put your oxygen mask on first

Posted on July 20, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Put your oxygen mask on first.

 

Recently inspired by a video watched on social media, it motivated me to look deeper into what we offer as Doulas, how that video applied to the work that we do and how can we better serve our clients.

 

As a Doula this is the advise we give every new parent. “You must put your oxygen mask on first, before you can care for anyone else”. This is the most c...

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Are they the right Care Provider / Birth Place for YOU?

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

How are you choosing your Care Provider?  Have you given thought to the kind of birth and care you would prefer for your conception, pregnancy, labor, birth and recovery?


I've heard it many times:

"Well they've been my Gynecologist since I was 13"

"My neighbor said they were amazing"

"This is the only one who is covered by my ins...

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What is a Doula WORTH? (part 2 for Doulas)

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Often I am asked what a Doula charges, NEVER have I been asked what is a Doula worth?

 

This question is so important! I'm probably not going to win any popularity contest with this post, but it is my personal opinion and feeling on this subject for so many years and I'd like to share it. Furthermore the timing could not have been more perfect when someone tagged me in this post on facebook just this mo...

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What is a Doula WORTH?

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Often I am asked what a Doula charges, NEVER have I been asked what is a Doula worth?


What is your Doula WORTH to you?  The answer to that is simple, you don't know yet.  You have not truly benefited from her knowledge, compassion, commitment to you, your birth or your newborn baby.


With any hope you have interviewed Doulas, receive...

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Expectations vs Reality

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Congratulations!  Your baby has arrived...

In your minds eye you envision, you birth your baby peacefully, you bring your baby home, the entire family snuggles into each others arms, life continues as normal for the night and bed time approaches, you lay your perfectly sleeping baby down, you and partner ne...
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Is it your story to tell?

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)




Someone has just discovered they are expecting a baby or recently delivered their baby!  This is exciting and you want to celebrate this news, the families accomplishments and the beauty surrounding such gloriousness... but is it your story to tell?

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