Tag Archives: New Doulas

Fear Free Childbirth

I was fortunate to visit with Alexia from FearFreeChildbirth.com and we had a great talk about births & how she serves families. Since I’m recently relocated to the UK it was great to also hear a bit about the birth … Continue reading

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TED Talks for Birth

I’m working my way through this list of videos – let me know which you like, or if there are others I should watch! TED Birth Talks

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New Year, New Goals, New Tips!

Happy New Year! 2016 is going to be amazing, and I hope you’ll come join us to make your doula business even better. If you’ve been considering signing up for Tips for Doulas then jump in now – if you … Continue reading

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Doula Myths | Tips for Doulas AND Parents!

Originally written April 2011, updated August 2014. I’m sharing some of the myths listed in my coursework (ones that I’ve heard) and my personal response: Myth: A doula will discourage pain relief/not work with you if you have an epidural/only … Continue reading

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Martha Sears – My Hero

My firstborn baby was spirited, to put it mildly. Nursing at least every two hours around the clock (or every 45 minutes), PASSIONATE about expressing his opinion, not needing much sleep, wanting constant touch. As a new parent hearing so … Continue reading

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Doula Belt | Tips for Doulas

I saw the FlipBelt on Pinterest and I was intrigued. Not that I’ve run in years (it’s designed for runners) but I do chase children around a lot, and we love to do hikes as a family. I’m always hesitant … Continue reading

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Peanut Ball Article & Links

Here is a really well done article by Andrea about the use of peanut balls in labor. My first post (with link to a video) about peanut balls and epidurals is part of my new doula section – you can … Continue reading

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Observations in Labor

Some of the things your care team is observing about you (and you can read about these in your labor progress notes in your medical chart, which is worth getting a copy of for a fun birth timeline!) – Your … Continue reading

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But What Does a Doula DO?

The most commonly asked question (following after “A Do-WHAT?”) is what does a doula do? Recognizing that I am still at the very, very start of this journey to becoming a doula, this is my current view of what a … Continue reading

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Consumer Report & Pregnancy!

Consumer Reports article about potentially risky & way overused medical interventions and underused low risk tools to help with pregnancy & birth. Nothing shocking or earth shattering, just more verification that even if we have the medical tools, it does … Continue reading

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