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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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Expressing Thanks | Tips for Doulas

Over the last year my work has been blessed by countless friends, old and new. I’ve been introduced to amazing families, wonderful birth professionals, and loving mentors. I try to incorporate my own branding into my business. It’s simple to … Continue reading

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A Doula Does NOT… | Tips for Doulas

While doulas are becoming more common, I am still frequently being asked, “What is a doula?” I’ve explained that here. So let’s talk about what a doula is not: * I do NOT provide medical care or advice. I am … Continue reading

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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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Comfort Measures | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted May 2011, updated December 2015. Notes from the book & my own thoughts in addition to help laboring mommas from The Labor Progress Handbook, – Change positions every 30 minutes. Even something as simple as switching sides if … Continue reading

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The Gift of Our Presence

This quote jumped out at me when reading a magazine, so I cut it out to save in my inspiration binder. Whether with our partner or children or friends, I think being fully present is increasingly challenging in our very … Continue reading

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Thinking About Being a Doula? Tips for Doulas

Being a doula is one of the most wonderful things I have ever done in my life. I love this work. That said – doula work has its challenges, and as a new doula I wasn’t quite prepared for some … Continue reading

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Loss Support | Tips for Doulas

(Trigger warning – please skip this post if you are healing from a recent loss!) Originally posted May 2012, updated May 2015. Today is International Bereaved Mother’s Day to remember all of those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. … Continue reading

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Nice Girls Book – Worth the Read! | Tips for Doulas

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers This has been a really, really interesting read for me. While it’s geared towards women in the typical corporate work environment, it absolutely applies to … Continue reading

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