When To Call Your Doula in Labor

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”

What You Should Know About My Birth Biases

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”

How To Advocate For Yourself In Birth

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, butContinue reading “How To Advocate For Yourself In Birth”

How a Chinese Finger Trap Teaches About Birth

I found a Chinese finger trap in my kids’ leftover party decorations the other day and, on a whim to avoid my present responsibilities, I felt drawn to playing with it. Naturally, my mind wandered to birth, which is pretty normal… but it seemed like the finger trap was trying to tell me something important.Continue reading “How a Chinese Finger Trap Teaches About Birth”