Your 3 Birth Bag Essentials

Your 3 Birth Bag Essentials

I get asked so often by expecting families what to pack in their birth bag.  And the question pops up all over Facebook groups as well!  I remember being pregnant with my first and feeling overwhelmed, wondering the same thing.  What if we forget something?  What if...
Do I really need a doula if I have a midwife?

Do I really need a doula if I have a midwife?

The other day, somebody noticed my very favorite tote bag from Doula Trainings International that I carry with me everywhere. She asked me about it and we got to talking about my work as a birth doula. She was interested and curious about what I do, but prefaced the...
Reasons to Hire a Birth Doula

Reasons to Hire a Birth Doula

Now that we’ve established that birth doulas are beneficial for all types of birthing parents, I’d love to share some of the many ways hiring a birth doula can be beneficial. Reasons to Hire a Doula Pre-birth planning to relieve stress and fear: Doulas...
Who Should Hire a Birth Doula?

Who Should Hire a Birth Doula?

Are you curious about what a birth doula can offer you?  Maybe you’ve heard of doulas, and think it’s a nice idea, but probably not necessary.  Or maybe you think doulas are right for some people, but just not your thing.  The truth is, birth doulas are...
Is Your Partner Unsure About Hiring a Doula?  This is for them.

Is Your Partner Unsure About Hiring a Doula? This is for them.

Dear Partner, So your pregnant partner would like to hire a doula for the upcoming birth experience and you’re not so sure.  I completely understand. This is quite common.  I’ve worked with many couples that have had an unsure birth partner at first.  But...
You are Mother. You are Fierce.

You are Mother. You are Fierce.

As a doula, I have frequent opportunities to witness mothers doing their thing, being in the place where only they can go, where they are simultaneously most vulnerable and powerful.  I know that mothers are so very strong, often much stronger than they themselves...