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From the blog:

Tools in Your Tool Box


If you were going┬áto build a house and only had a saw, you would be in bad shape. Thus the reason why a childbirth method that puts all your pain coping skills in one basket may not serve you well. Our recommendation is to have a lot of tools in your tool box. In our […]

Fortitude of Spirit


What does this mean to you? Fortitude means ” courage in pain or adversity.” Synonyms are courage, bravery, endurance and resilience. So in order to have fortitude of spirit it means you do not lose hope in the midst of the pain or struggle. For me as a doula one of my jobs is to […]

Jana Shares

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Jana wanted a different experience this time than her two previous medicated births. She is one of our postpartum doulas. She decided to have Renee, not only her friend but now her doula at her birth and she decided to take our BOLD Women’s Weekend to prepare. This is what she shared. What I loved […]

What is Being BOLD? What is this childbirth class about anyway?


Charlotte and Teresa have been teaching the BOLD Method for Childbirth for three years. It has changed our lives as teachers. We feel it has also changed the births of the 75+ women and couples who attend as well. Here are some of the things we heard from students who have attended our weekends. We […]

Chicken Out vs Courage

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Often times we hear women say, “I tried to go natural, but I chickened out in the end.” It is disturbing to hear them relate that to their birth experiences. I think often women will give in to the pressures from society, the medical staff or even your family when choosing to change their mind […]

New Parents Need Guidance

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Recently a student told me that they felt really prepared for their labor and birth and also for breastfeeding but failed to know what impact having a baby was going to be postpartum. We offer a few classes, but often we do not get enough in the classes for them to “make.” Usually we require […]