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"When babies are born, so is the mother" is a common phrase among birth workers. While that's true, it's also a somewhat incomplete and limited reflection. Here our client, author, Sarah Showalter-Fuillette, expands on that idea as she shares her birth story and beauti...

May 10, 2019

Working in Silicon Valley we have the opportunity to support many engineers and science-minded clients. In this post our client, Lindsay, shares the story of both of her birthing experiences, which she aptly describes as “similar yet different.”  Like Lindsay, we too v...

May 9, 2019

The anticipation, the uncertainty, that moment you first lock eyes with your first baby. It's all here as our client, Sarah McPeak, shares her story of her son's birth.

I grew up playing sports. During pregnancy I realized that I was training for a game I’ve never playe...

May 8, 2019

As doulas, we know that birth is transformative. Here musician, Linzy Westman shares the story of how her second birth redeemed her vision of birthing and transformed her view of herself. 

Mother’s Day always brings with it a slew of emotions. If you’re a mom, you know...

May 7, 2019

We are honored to share this post and introduce our client, Emily Lamarche. Emily’s first birth was a planned home birth that resulted in a Stage 2 hospital transfer. Her second, was also a planned homebirth where she chose to transfer. Written shortly after her second...

April 19, 2019

We are so thankful to our friend and client, Jenny, for sharing with us a few reasons why, after having their first child  in the hospital, she has decided to birth her second baby in the comfort of her own home. Enjoy her thoughts and reflections below!

I spent my...

March 16, 2019

After undergoing fertility treatments to get pregnant with Violet, we were overjoyed to conceive this baby naturally in just half the time! What a blessing this pregnancy was from the very start. My pregnancy was not without some very real challenges, but this baby was...

September 2, 2017

Our lovely client, Frances, agreed to share the story of her birth with us. Frances and her husband, Jon, were so wonderful to support! They chose to be educated and informed throughout the whole process and Frances was really committed to preparing her body physically...

August 10, 2017

We are so excited to share with you the birth story of one of our dear clients from earlier this year. Ramya was so dedicated to preparing, both physically and mentally, for her birth and it really paid off in the end! She showed so much strength, dedication, and trust...

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