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November 2013 - Northeast Doulas Blog Posts

The Secret

Posted on: November 26, 2013 | Musing

The secret to happiness is to not expect too much. The secret to success is to expect it all… So what do you do with that information? I struggle with it… What if you want to be happy AND successful? What if being successful is one of the things that …

SEXTING – A Teenage Girl’s Perspective

Posted on: November 26, 2013 | Musing

Most teenaged girls can say (but won’t) that they have been in a situation where they were begged by a teenaged boy to sneak into the bathroom and snap him a quick picture. I know I have! This is how it goes…. You’re siting in your room, alone, and you’re …

What’s Shakin’???

Posted on: November 21, 2013 | Labor and Birth

The “shakes” are a symptom associated with labor and the early postpartum period and are NOT often discussed or addressed during prenatal education. Imagine the intensity of active or transitional labor… The power of your body and baby working together to birth your child is enough to cause nausea and …

Birth Avengers Need Not Apply!

Posted on: November 9, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training

There are many reasons why women come to doula work. Most people find birth to be either absolutely awe inspiringly, fascinating and beautiful OR completely terrifying and the thought of it makes them throw up in their mouth a little bit. Some women are called to this work because they …

A Touch Of Home At The Hospital

Posted on: November 7, 2013 | Home Birth, Hospital Birth

Bringing “home” To the Hospital  was the most recent topic Rosie Pope asked me to write about. (click the above link to read the post) After her expert ob/gyn warned about the dangers of homebirth, her team thought, there must be a way to bring your home to the hospital …

Caught In The Zipper

Posted on: November 6, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

I un-zip myself. It’s usually what people say they like about me. I give it all. I open myself up. I expose myself! I share in a way many do not consider. I guess it’s like public nudity. To the person doing it, it’s normal. Others either think it’s cool …