August 27, 2019

Can I be real about something? Something sort of weird happened this past week that has had me thinking. I posted a picture on my business Facebook page that said something like this..."Doulas do not advocate. Doulas teach and empower you to advocate for yourself...". Within a couple minutes of me posting this I felt really odd about having posted it. Looking at that photo on m...

July 13, 2018

Using scripture in labor can be truly effective in bringing about feelings of strength and peace, and can remind you that you are in the care of a loving Heavenly Father during a time of vulnerability and challenge. One of my favorite ways for scripture to be used during labor is through breath prayers. This enables you to have relaxed, focused breathing while speaking affirmin...

February 26, 2018

Many of my clients have been moms who did not have a doula for the births of their first babies but chose to have a doula present at their subsequent births. A couple of them recently shared how having a doula the second time around (and third, fourth...) made a difference in the overall birth experience. I would love to share their words with you as I believe they serve as pow...

June 30, 2017

Doulas can be a fabulous addition to any birth team. They aren’t just for moms planning unmedicated births. They can play a very useful role in all births, including epidural assisted births and Cesareans. Read on to consider how a doula might make a difference for you.

Doulas are a great resource throughout pregnancy. They will listen to you, make helpful suggestions, and offer...

May 17, 2017

So lately I've had a significant number of women reaching out to me intrigued with the idea of becoming a doula. They want to know what my daily life is like, how much money I make, and how I went through the process of becoming a doula. Many of them ask to meet up so that they can find out whether or not this profession would be a good fit. I would love the opportunity to sit...

March 10, 2017

As I write this blog post, I'm asking myself, "Does this belong in my professional blog?" "Is this something better suited in a personal journal?". But I've been feeling like it's something I should share. Something happened...and I want the truth that transpired from it to be etched into my soul. It has affected the way I do life both personally and professionally as a birth d...

December 22, 2016

I am a needy person. I need God. I need His strength, mercies, and power every single day of my life. Looking back on my four pregnancies, I recall feeling vulnerable. Being pregnant brought on a season of unknowns, anticipation, wonder, and even a bit of worry. 

I have had the privilege of helping many moms and the common thread they all share is uncertainty and fear in some fo...

July 25, 2016

Is it really possible to experience a vaginal birth after having had a previous cesarean? The answer is YES! However, the yes comes with some required homework on your part. I have been fortunate to help numerous women experience successful and fulfilling VBACs. These women had several things in common. 

1. They were confident and committed.

2. They had done enough rese...

June 30, 2016

Why do I need a doula if I have a super awesome and enthusiastic husband who is committed to attending childbirth classes and learning how to be supportive during birth? Plus...we're not sure we want an "outsider" in our sacred birth space. And it's just so expensive to hire a doula. How in the heck can we afford it? It's an LPI (low priority item) considering everything else w...

June 25, 2016

Birth and worship. What do these two words have in common? Well, for starters they are words that have great meaning in my life...areas in which I have greatly invested my heart. What is most significant for me is how these two words have converged over the past few years.

Before I became a certified labor doula, I served and continue to serve my church by helping...

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