What IS a DOULA? (Part 1)

When I tell people that I am a birth doula, their first response is normally "You're a what?" "A doula–I support women and their families during birth," I say. "That is really cool," is normally their response. They are correct: Being a birth doula is one of the...

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Alphabet Soup: A Guide to Pregnancy Message Boards

When I became pregnant, I sought out community in the way many do– in online message boards. Lots of message boards. These "discussions" gleamed with the promise of wisdom and camaraderie, yet, there was a roadblock. I was confronted with an array of terms...

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The Rebozo: What it is and Why I Love it!

The rebozo has become an integral part of how I support laboring women. You may be asking yourself, ‘what is it and why is it so important to her work?’. This traditional Mexican shawl has the ability to become an extension of your partner’s hands and arms during...

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