Parenthood is hard! It’s amazing, and wonderful, and awesome, and blissful, and challenging , and… well, very very hard. Your whole life changes, your family dynamic is suddenly completely different, your life perception has been skewed to an entirely different understanding, and add to that sleep deprivation, hormone changes, huge expectations from a tiny jelly-like […]
I LOVE being a doula! Not merely like, not simply love, I truly, madly, deeply LOVE being a doula. There’s nothing more fulfilling in my eyes, than being a part of this journey. Watching life begin in the most miraculous way. Being a positive influence on the process. But possibly the main reason is because […]
Did you know? Because I didn’t know. And I’m a doula! I’ve been doing this for years, and I received an email today, wishing me a happy IDM (International Doula Month), informing me that there’s a whole month dedicated to doulas! #MindBLOWN So what does this mean for you? Aside from my Facebook being decorated […]
Just after the Spring equinox is World Doula Week. Call your favorite Doula and wish her happy births and full calendars, hug a doula, buy a doula a donut. Do something to say, “Thank you for taking a job where women pay you to be screamed at, cried on, and advocated for.”
If you care about birth: Be a Doula If you care about pregnancy: Be a Doula If you care about healthy outcomes: Be a Doula If you care about more than just healthy outcomes: Be a Doula If you can’t be a doula: Hire a Doula!
“How much longer am I going to be pregnant?” “When is s/he coming out?” “How much bigger am I going to get?” “My back/feet/skin/brain can’t take much more.” “I just want my body back.” “I just want to hold my baby in my arms.” “Will these Braxton Hicks contractions never end?” You know that feeling. […]
Modern Greek: servant woman Ancient Greek: female slave In today’s society, a doula is there to ensure a laboring woman feels safe and comfortable, and to be well informed during her labor. She is not someone performing medical procedures or used to replace the OB or midwife in their role, but instead enhances the care […]