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It does a man good to see his lady being brave while she has their baby… it inspires him. – Ina May Gaskin CPM (midwife) Some of my most memorable moments as a childbirth educator and doula has been watching … Continue reading
Personally, giving birth without a doula present is not something that I would consider lightly. The word doula comes from Greek meaning “a woman who serves” or “female servant”. During both of my pregnancies, I planned to have experienced women to attend … Continue reading
Writing your birth plan can be one of the highlights of the final months of your pregnancy. It can give to time to dream, work through fears, and discuss your hopes with your maternity care provider. It is important to … Continue reading
This is simply a beautiful example of a mother finding comfort in labor, naturally. One key to being able to do this successfully is your environment. If you are in an environment where you feel threatened, unsafe, unloved, disregarded, etc…, … Continue reading
Overcoming Fear There is a secret in our culture, and it is not that childbirth is painful. It’s that women are strong. -Lisa Stavoe Harm In this third post of my series on the Fear of Childbirth, I want to … Continue reading