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The Dreaded Yeaster Bunny

Posted on: March 28, 2016 | Doulas

The Easter Bunny, a sweet creature. A generous creature who brings feelings of joy to your family. A creature who is not to be confused with his twin brother, THE DREADED YEASTER BUNNY!  The Yeaster Bunny. A demonic beast. A twisted soul who brings you gifts of inflammation, intense itchiness, and …


A Stick of Rouge, a Tube of Mascara and Now I’m Blind!

Posted on: December 10, 2015 | Doula Life

Makeup empowers women by allowing us to enhance our appearance. The entire process of makeup is exciting. Whether you wear makeup every day, or not so often, it is undeniably fun! From going to the store and choosing your cosmetics, to applying them, to feeling confident all day long with a fresh …


Randy Patterson’s Thanksgiving Fail

Posted on: November 26, 2015 | Doula Life

Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80+ hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week. Back in 2008, to say I lived by this quote is an understatement. November was right around the corner and the thought of preparing a Thanksgiving meal was daunting. I PRIDE myself on being able …


Knock It Off… A Doula is a Doula, A Nurse is a Nurse!

Posted on: January 3, 2015 | Doula Life, Doula Training

Doula, a Greek word used to describe a non-medical support person for laboring women. Registered Nurse RN, a medical professional who has graduated from a nursing program and has passed a national licensing exam to obtain a nursing license.  Obviously… total opposites! One IS medical, one IS NOT medical. As if introducing the term “Doula” to someone …


Dear Mean Girls,

Posted on: October 23, 2014 | Doula Life, Musing

Dear Mean Girls, You have taken away our power for the last time. Your judgmental, self-righteous comments will no longer impact us in a negative way. They will no longer make us question ourselves, our abilities or our value. As little girls, you tormented us in school in front of …


A Doula and An Activist Walk Into a Bar…

Posted on: January 3, 2014 | Doula Life, Doula Training

The bartender says to the activist, “what can I get you?” The activist replies, “Water. I don’t drink anything but water. Soda, juice… all bad! They’re full of sugar. Alcohol is poisonous to the body, mind and spirit. It erodes the liver, its addictive, it deteriorates the skin, decreases your …


The Not So Happy Holidays…

Posted on: December 31, 2013 | Doula Life

I love the holidays. Jerry Patterson hates them…. Each year as December approaches, the battle begins. I strive for perfection in all things surrounding the holiday season. From the tree, to the menu, to the gifts, to the cookies. Even the wrapping paper has to be absolutely perfect. The rest …


‘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 …


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