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The one question I get asked in all of my interviews is “Why did you become a doula?” The answer to that question lies in the journey I took to and through my own birth experience, and the incredible support I received from my doula and wonderful husband. When I became pregnant, I did what [...]
Doulas are natural information-seekers (and information-sharers!), and perhaps the primary way we educate ourselves is by reading books. Lots and lots of books. Though I’m still early in my doula-ing journey, I’ve already discovered a number of favorites which I recommend as bedside-table standards to my clients and friends. Here they are, in no particular [...]
This is the story of my birth, as recorded by my mother in a journal that she kept while she was pregnant with me. I was born in a hospital in 1978 in western Massachusetts. My mother’s ob/gyn was one of the few female doctors practicing in the field at the time, and was a [...]
There were quite a few beautiful birthy tweets flying about the Twitter-verse this past weekend. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy! From@Thinkbirth: Babies know how to be born: Excellent mechanism of breech: bit.ly/gw6rfI via @purpleanvil #midwives #doula From @KathyAMorelli: #Depression After Miscarriage Common, Even Years Later | Psych Central News: http://bit.ly/gNayrL #pregnancy #doula [...]
Perhaps the most common question I hear from potential clients and people who find out that I am a doula is this: “Why do I need a doula if I have the support of my husband (or, wife, partner, or parent)?” It’s a very common misconception that having a doula at your birth means that [...]