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Can My Husband Be My Doula?

Posted on: September 19, 2013 | Doula Life, Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

Can my husband be my doula

We are often asked the question, “Can my husband be my doula?” And while we would like to be agreeable… The short answer is… NO! Your husband can only be your doula if he IS in fact a doula and even then, being the doula to someone you are emotionally …


B.R.A.I.N ~ USE IT!

Posted on: August 19, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth

My favorite acronym! This is one of the most useful tools in my “life bag” as well as my “Doula Bag”. It is a reminder for me to slow down and think it through! By nature, I make quick decisions. This character trait works both to my benefit and my …


The Sounds and Breath Of Birth

Posted on: August 14, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training, Labor and Birth

The Breath… Take a deep breath in through your nose and a looooong slooooow exhale out your mouth. Birth and Breath seem to go hand in hand, right? We take a childbirth class and we’re “taught” to breathe. But why? How will it help us? What is the value of …


Use Wisely Your Power To Choose… But, HOW?

Posted on: August 13, 2013 | Doula Life, Musing

Making choices can be so overwhelming for us, that we can procrastinate endlessly or ignore it completely! How can we be empowered by our choices, when the mere thought of making one kicks our ass? For most of us, what we DON’T want is much more clear than what we DO …


ProDoula, A Certification Agency for the Modern Doula

Posted on: August 8, 2013 | Doula Life, Doula Training

Randy, Debbie and Lauren are thrilled to announce the arrival of… ProDoula, A Doula Certification Agency for the Modern Woman! What is this agency all about?      – Certifying Doulas      – Comprehensive and engaging workshops             LABOR DOULA WORKSHOPS            …


The Baby I Lost

Posted on: July 30, 2013 | Depression, Doula Life, Pregnancy

I’m ready! I just want to have a baby. I know we can handle it. We have so much love between us, it seems wrong NOT to share it with a baby! It took some convincing on my part because Jerry Patterson wasn’t so sure we were ready (he’s always been …


One In Three Moms Struggle To Pay For Diapers

Posted on: July 30, 2013 | Doula Life

With many moms and dads struggling financially, diapers can be the expense that puts them over the edge. Families should never have to choose between food and electricity and a healthy change of diapers for their children and yet many do. We learned that a healthy change of diapers costs a …


A Car, A Hot Day and A Terrible Tragedy…

Posted on: July 25, 2013 | Doula Life

Sadly, 38 little lives are lost every year in the United States due to them being inadvertently left in a car on a hot day. This terrible tragedy knows no boundaries and it can happen to anyone at any time. The helpful tips in this article will keep our babies safe when …


A Young Woman, A Doula and An Adoption

Posted on: July 22, 2013 | Doula Life, Hospital Birth, Labor and Birth

Journal Entry, 2013 Dear Diary, (Appropriate changes have been made for privacy) Wow, diary, what a day this was. I can’t figure out if what I saw today was a representation of enormous strength or a pathetic display of weakness. The truth is, it’s not my place to decide. My role …


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