Category Archives: Links

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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Reading List for Birth Professionals

While I have a lending library and Pinterest board for my doula clients, I realized I should have one for doulas and other birth professionals. Training programs have required reading books that cover birth in general, but there are other … Continue reading

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The Power of the Words We Speak | Tips for Doulas

After reading an article I loved about “Doulas Who Do Nothing” I was pondering the idea of doulas as pacers. (Go read the post, it’s wonderful!) The author mentioned a book – The Worst Is Over: What To Say When … Continue reading

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Gift for the Birth Professional in Your Life

Oh, these made me giggle! You can get them on sale RIGHT NOW at if you order in bulk – you can mix and match which organs you get. (Unfortunately the holiday mix pack is no longer available but … Continue reading

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Cesarean Rates & Information

I’ve read through many of the posts on The Unnecesarean Blog and I’ve linked to some of them before. It’s a fantastic resource for moms and birth professionals. (Hint, hint, doulas – you really should go check it out.) I … 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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Southwest Birth Round Up!!

So when I found out that the Southwest Birth Round Up was going to be held the same week as my husband’s annual work convention (that he helps run, like he’s in charge of all the tech stuff and it’s … Continue reading

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Doula Posts Update

It’s up! We appreciate your patience as we work out the kinks but sign up is here: $30 to subscribe for one year to all my Tips for Doulas posts! Checkout via paypal or use your credit card here: Whether … Continue reading

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Online Option for Childbirth Education

In our town there are instructors for at least four types of childbirth education courses – all programs with some great strengths and information (Lamaze, Birth Boot Camp, Bradley, Birthing from Within.) Both hospitals in town also offer classes! However, … 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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