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When meconium is noticed in amniotic fluid during labour it often initiates a cascade of intervention. A CTG machine will often be strapped onto the woman reducing her ability to move, labour in wa…

When meconium is noticed in amniotic fluid during labour it often initiates a cascade of intervention. A CTG machine will often be strapped onto the woman reducing her ability to move, labour in wa…

The unpredictable, crazy and wonderful life of a birth doula

The unpredictable, crazy and wonderful life of a birth doula

Life as a birth doula is so hard to describe. Let me attempt to explain the profession by boiling it down to 3 words: unpredictable, crazy and wonderful.

Why should I hire a doula? Did you know that they decrease your risk of C-section? This diagram shows how doulas work.

Evidence on: Doulas - Evidence Based Birth® -

Why should I hire a doula? Did you know that they decrease your risk of C-section? This diagram shows how doulas work.

Tips for new doulas getting started with their business (from a still new doula!) :)

Tips for new doulas getting started with their business (from a still new doula!) :)

vintage postcards and amateur snapshots on breastfeeding {lb} This is kind of awesome..I always thought of women from this era to be super modest. It's a refreshing idea to see that a mother's adoration of and pride in her baby and her body - was a feeling that could be captured.

vintage postcards and amateur snapshots on breastfeeding {lb} This is kind of awesome..I always thought of women from this era to be super modest. It's a refreshing idea to see that a mother's adoration of and pride in her baby and her body - was a feeling that could be captured.

Know your natural birth options. "If I don't know my options, I don't have any." Natural Birth Quote, by Diana Korte

How to Make the Best Birth Choices for Your Baby

Know your natural birth options. "If I don't know my options, I don't have any." Natural Birth Quote, by Diana Korte

Bonding: Building The Foundations Of Secure Attachment And Independence: Marshall H. Klaus,John H. Kennell,Phyllis H. Klaus: 9780201441987: Amazon.com: Books

Bonding: Building The Foundations Of Secure Attachment And Independence: Marshall H. Klaus,John H. Kennell,Phyllis H. Klaus: 9780201441987: Amazon.com: Books

Stop Doing Kegels: Real Pelvic Floor Advice For Women (and Men) | Breaking Muscle

Stop Doing Kegels: Real Pelvic Floor Advice For Women (and Men) | Breaking Muscle

EVERY doula should read this book - When Survivors Give Birth.  It's an incredible resource to help us better support survivors of abuse, assault, and violence.  (Trigger warning - if you are a survivor this will be a hard read, but it does have sections for care providers AND for moms birthing.)

EVERY doula should read this book - When Survivors Give Birth. It's an incredible resource to help us better support survivors of abuse, assault, and violence. (Trigger warning - if you are a survivor this will be a hard read, but it does have sections for care providers AND for moms birthing.)