Tag Archives: New Doulas
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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