Birth Trauma and the Five Stages of Grief
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A VBAC (vaginal birth after cesaran) I attended a number of years ago ended up in c-section.  While there are so many what-ifs in these kinds of scenarios, it is not my place to tell the mother what she should … Read More

A Doula Trainer’s Birth Story, Part II – Contractions
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Contraction – a shortening of the uterine muscles occurring at intervals before and during childbirth. Labor and childbirth is a difficult process to describe.   Searching the Internet for other’s opinions about this is an interesting exercise.  Most describe contractions … Read More

A Doula Trainer’s Birth Story, Part 1
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More often than not, birth stories are related in a linear fashion, but my experiences of birth have never felt linear. The memories come back to me in episodic moments of emotion and inner thoughts. Like flashes of light, I … Read More

Telling our birth stories
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My husband has been working on some short films lately and we’ve discussed the importance of stories in our lives.  It got me to thinking about our birth stories and how many women feel compelled to share over and over … Read More

Interview with a midwife
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This was an interview that I did with a local midwife.  My main objective was to discuss continuity of care among professionals. What was your path to midwifery (in terms of schooling and credentials), and why did you choose this … Read More

What I love about being a doula/trainer
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I started thinking about what I like the most about my job tonight.  The life of a doula can be hard and haphazard, but worth it in ways that is hard to explain why.  I love helping women find out that … Read More

Review of Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers
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This was an article that I had to write for my midwifery courses.  The original article is linked below.  Enjoy! Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers Witches, midwifes and nurses: A Review

The Course of a Doula
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Sometimes I sit back and reflect on the direction my life has taken, and it really amazes me.  In high school, birth was far from my mind.  It wasn’t until I had experienced the birth of my own children that … Read More