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#DOULADIARIES Natural Delivery 101

(Disclaimer: This blog is representative of my experiences as a doula. I have come to realize that every single birth is unique and different. There is no blog post that can cover all the different variations. Just like there are Read more…


#CSECTIONDIARIES What happens during a c-section?

For various reasons, you might need to have a planned cesarean section (c-section). There are various reasons you might need to have a c-section. Most health care professionals will say you need a c-section if your baby is breech (bum Read more…


#DoulaDiaries Why am I a doula

Falling pregnant with my Miss K, I had a lot of anxiety about the birthing process. It was fueled by my complete ignorance of what the process involved as well as the fear of birth itself. And to make matters Read more…


#WorstNightmare: The needlestick

Once every 39 seconds, a nurse in this country sustains a needlestick injury. While most needlestick injuries result in nothing more than a good scare, far too many of them result in serious, life-altering (and in some cases, life-ending) diseases. Read more…


Dear #CSectionMom (and the others who judge)

Hello! This is me. The c-section mom. Number 1 = elective. Did I want to try natural birth. Maybe. Then no. Do I regret that with Kiki, yes. So April is c-section awareness month. But what does it mean? Does Read more…


The doula.

You wake up early on a Sunday. The sun is peeking through the curtain, promising a beautiful day full of hope and dreams. It is time to get up. Coffee and a smoke. Then you take out the crisp pink Read more…


You know you are a doula when:

Your kids actually know where babies come from AND how they get out. Your kids know what a uterus is and where it is located. They know what a placenta is and what it does. (You have had a placenta Read more…


To the mom who lost her child

Dear N, When I walked in there this morning I was happy and cheerful. Signed the register, and went on my usual stroll around. And then I found you. At the bed by the window. Sitting quietly. Purple blanked wrapped Read more…


Why are we afraid to give birth?

“Why aren’t women being empowered and supported during their pregnancies so that they can get excited and look forward to their births?” I really find it sad when I speak to first time moms and they say things like: I Read more…


Here is 10 reasons you should have a birth doula…

No matter what your plans or expectations are for the day you give birth, having the proper support can have a hugely positive impact on your experience. Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, a planned cesarean or hopes Read more…