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DOULA: WHERE ARE YOU IN THE CYCLE OF NARCISSISTIC ABUSE?

*Disclaimer: My position on certification is that it is not inherently bad, toxic, or harmful. The purpose and role of certification is to continue your education and growth as you serve your families and communities as a doula. Certification is NOT the gatekeeper of your worthiness and professionalism as a doula.* Douladom is waking up …

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RED FLAGS

RED FLAGS

Good communication with your care team during pregnancy is an important start to building the foundation for your birthing goals, but you may be blindsided by a comment you don’t know how to handle. Maybe it’s not an extremely negative comment, but it still hurts none the less. Language matters. Words are strong. If your …

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BIG BABIES

BIG BABIES

So I heard a story recently that has my brain reeling.  During a birth, comments from a care provider about the baby “blowing out” mom’s vagina to then give her the option of forceps or cesarean  after only 30 mins of pushing and baby doing well.  Now, most of you know me well enough to …

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LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE THE BENEFITS OF HANDS ON FETAL MONITORING

LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE: THE BENEFITS OF HANDS-ON FETAL MONITORING

When planning a birth, it is important that the information you receive is evidence based. Reading the evidence can help you make unbiased decisions about your upcoming birth. So many women are pressured into procedures or other assertive birth techniques that either do nothing to help the baby or can actively cause harm. That’s why I believe …

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