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Infertility: Elizabeth and Ray’s Story

Posted on: April 30, 2016 | Alternative Birth, Depression, Labor and Birth, Pregnancy

What is infertility? Infertility is the diagnosis given when a couple is not able to become pregnant despite having carefully timed, unprotected sex for one year. There are more than 200,000 cases of infertility in the United States each year. What causes infertility? The causes of infertility may include inadequate levels of …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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