1. Visualization This is my personal favorite as I know firsthand the power of visualization for coping with labor sensations. In my second birth story, I wrote about how practicing visualizations in pregnancy helped prepare me for the energetic shifts of labor, during which we experience an altered state of consciousness and move between brainwaveContinue reading “My 3 Favorite Comfort Measures For Labor”
When I was young, I wanted to be a pet shop owner and a book author and illustrator. In my teenage years I desperately wished to be a film critic. I studied journalism at University, hoping to get my foot in the door at a newspaper or magazine to write articles. Then I became unexpectedlyContinue reading “What Led Me to Birth Work”
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 ownContinue 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 isContinue reading “What You Should Know About My Birth Biases”
Everyone’s experience of pregnancy is different, but very often these 9 things get better when carrying a baby. Which of these did you enjoy?