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What A Doula Does Not Do

Let me first say, this is what a professional doula does not do. There are folks out there who call themselves doulas who have never had training or have trained but chosen to not certify. That is fine. It is not a requirement to be trained or certified to call yourself a doula. But please…
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What I Have Learned After 500 Births As A Doula

This past month, I was able to be at my 500th birth as a doula. I have been attending births for 19 years!  I thought I would share some things I have learned in that time and in those experiences. Birth is normal. And although the unexpected can happen, most births are normal. Enter into…
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What Would You Tell Your Girlfriend?

So, on facebook I asked the question, “: Talking to your newly pregnant girlfriend, what one piece of advice would you offer to her?” and we had 53 answers to this question – some that the responding folks could ask their own answer. Hire a doula- 19 Choose a midwife -15 Take an out of hospital…
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Our Voice

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. ~ Audre Lorde No one can take our voice away…except perhaps ourselves. We can choose to not speak if we are afraid.  We choose to not…
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Regrets and Do Overs!

I posted a question on our very busy Facebook page and got 45 responses to this question: What one thing do you wish you had done differently regarding your pregnancy/labor/birth?  I offered some optional answers but allowed the responders to put their own in as well. The number one thing was one they added. And these…
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When A Woman Takes Off Her Panties… It Can Mean Trouble!

Often times curiosity leads to trouble. When a woman is curious, sometimes it causes her to take off her panties in the OB office to determine how far dilated she is, but it can mean trouble. If she is not dilated at all, she feels like her body is broken. If she is dilated, it…
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Lindsay Shares Her Birth Story

My birth story reminds me of shopping for my wedding dress. I always pictured my dress as simple, strapless, and without beads. MY wedding dress had straps, a train, and beads all over it and it was PERFECT! The moral of this birth is Never Say Never. (and it has nothing to do with Justin…
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