This is such a common question I felt it important to at least briefly address. When should you call your doula in labor? When is too early... or too late? What's the "sweet spot"? Why does timing matter? I'll cover all this and more below! Do keep in mind that every doula has her own … Continue reading When To Call Your Doula in Labor
Yes, I have biases. Do I consider myself a non-judgmental birth worker? Also yes, but judgments are not the same as biases. All human beings operate with inherent biases. So, how much do biases actually matter in the birth space? The answer is, I think, as much as you want them to. My agenda is … Continue reading What You Should Know About My Birth Biases
Obviously, a lot of changes are happening for pregnant and birthing people today. The current state of affairs has COVID-19 impacting policies and protocols in health institutions everywhere. Please be aware that guidelines and policies are changing almost daily, so check in with your local, national and global health experts for the most up-to-date information. … Continue reading Birth During Pandemic: Visitors, Policies & Help
You may be wondering, what does advocacy in birth even look like? First know this: it's crucial for any birthing person to be aware of the policies and systemic restrictions of the intended birth place. This means not only getting on the same page with your care provider about how they approach various scenarios, but … Continue reading How To Advocate For Yourself In Birth
First, I would like to preface by saying I firmly believe in a birthing person's ability to bring a baby into the world without a whole lot of (or any) "stuff." I never use all the contents of my bag, I often rely on one or two things, and I sometimes even forgo all of … Continue reading What’s In My Doula Bag?