• ashley thomas 1
  • doula_shots-11
  • {e2b9cab9-1056-4968-8110-b1b3e47e4271}_6BW
  • jessica doulaing
  • resized water
  • resized mom with baby
  • IMG_0380
  • resized marchia
  • resized charlotte
  • resize peek
  • resized jamie
  • IMGP8429
  • resized jami
  • July2013 043
  • resized nursing
  • lindsays birth
  • DSC00694
  • resize foot
  • resize renee 2
  • 257828_10150212594346893_720741892_7063966_6501253_o
  • resized mike
  • resized tattoo
  • resized rebozo
  • resized couple in bath
  • 2014-01-27 13.52.04
    Most of the team, having our monthly sisterhood breakfast!
  • IMG_3640
  • resized praying
  • 842932_4568229196416_180458173_o
  • resized renee
  • resize water meeting
  • resized char tub
  • resized mike 2
  • resized rebozo 2
  • hammond37
  • DSC00737
  • resized back massage
  • Nidhi Taank 008
  • resized lips
  • resized ezra and char
  • april 12 2012 100
  • 31671_448261020184_4589786_n

From the blog:

Gentle Birth Locations

th (6)

Often I get phone calls and emails from women looking for the “out of the box” type birth experience. The box is going to the hospital for birth classes where you will be taught how to be a good patient. Then going to the hospital when the care provider decides you are ready to give […]

When a Doula Says No

th (5)

Lately on many private doula pages I am on, there have been doulas discussing watching their clients being abused and what the role of a doula is when that happens. And it is a difficult situation. We can not give medical advice nor be disrespectful to a care provider, but when we see abuse and […]

Love and Gratitude for Charlotte and Teresa!

katherine and baby

“I just wanted to convey my gratitude towards Teresa and Charlotte. The services provided by Labor of Love extends beyond a gentle birth. I believe having Charlotte present during my long labor and birth made a world of difference. The Birth Circle classes and Charlotte gave me the tools I needed to make informed decisions. As […]

Does an Experienced Doula Really Make a Difference?


Someone posted recently on facebook that she did not think fees doulas charged should be based on experience. She said that once she completed her training she felt like all doulas were of equal value. This made me go  hmmm…. I do not think so.  The conversation was started based on new doulas who have […]

The Clock is Ticking…


There is an idea being supported within the birth professional community that a doula needs to charge more after a set number of hours of labor support. The theory behind it is the doula needs to call in a back up substitute or be paid extra for longer hours. How do you feel about that? […]

Jessica Shares Her Birth

jessica with little blue

One of our previous doulas moved away toward the end of her pregnancy and gave birth soon after. She shares her fabulous story with us. We had just moved to Costa Rica. Everything still wasn’t settled in our home yet. I was originally given a due date of October 12, 2014. Three weeks after our […]