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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…

Posted on: December 25, 2013 | Doula Life

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,ALL the creatures were stirring but NO Mom and NO spouse.Earlier that day in the middle of the night,the phone gave a ring and woke us up with a fright.Contractions were coming a few minutes apart,a Doula was needed which meant …


Northeast Doulas’ Response to “What the Fuck is a Doula?”

Posted on: December 9, 2013 | Doula Life

This post today is probably one of the most important that the women at Northeast Doulas have ever authored. It is our well thought, deep and meaningful response to a blog post that has been circling around the online doula community, entitled… “What The Fuck Is A Doula?” What alarms …


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 …


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 …


When Depression Sets In….

Posted on: October 22, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life, Musing

I can do it, and you can too! Here’s why! If you put your mind to something, you can achieve it.  It’s that simple.  It may not be perfect, but if you believe it’s possible, it is.  Don’t let depression win. I’ve been really struggling with my depression for a …


Chinese Doctors Seeking Doula Care

Posted on: October 21, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Hospital Birth

On Thursday September 26, I had the honor of visiting with a group of obstetricians from China as well as the president of the China Doula Corporation. I was contacted about a month ago by the teams NY friend, Certified Nurse Midfife, Dewan Duan. The group was being led by Dr. …


Graham Crackers and Saltines

Posted on: September 30, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth, Musing

If you are a labor doula, nurse, obstetrician or hospital based midwife and you read the title of this blog, you know that graham crackers and saltines mean an all night birth! So how do we do it? How do we get into bed after a long full day, fall …


Our Dinner Date with Village Obstetrics

Posted on: September 26, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth

The owners of Northeast Doulas, Randy, Debbie and Lauren had the honor of being dinner guests of Dr. Jaqueline Worth and Dr. George Mussalli of Village Obstetrics last night. Let me start by saying, the food was great and the company… EVEN BETTER! You know obstetricians are cool when they …


What’s In A Doula’s Bag

Posted on: September 24, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Labor and Birth

This is a question that new Doulas often ask of seasoned Doulas, but clients rarely ask. The answer is simple! What’s in the bag is                        CONFIDENCE! Well, not in the form of “confidence” as you may know it. In …


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