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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...

August 16, 2017

“I want a doula to advocate for me in the hospital” is one of the first things most of our prospective clients say when we ask them why they want a doula. So how does a birth doula advocate?
 

Birth doulas offer physical, emotional and informational support. We think ad...

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...

April 10, 2017

If you’ve had a baby, are planning to have a baby, or think you might ever have a baby you’ve probably heard talk about the state of birth management in America, the high rate of cesareans, and the widespread routine use of medical interventions in labor and delivery,...

February 3, 2017

"If I have a midwife, do I really need a doula?"

"My nurse is going to be there the whole time, right?"

"Will a doula take over my partner's job?"

These questions, along with others, are ones that commonly come up during our consultations with prospective clients and lead...

November 30, 2016

I have no idea how many hundreds of times I have remarked in conversation with friends or family, “that’s just like labor.” Perhaps it’s because I’m a doula and I see literal and figurative “birth” everywhere I look, or perhaps it’s because many of the experiences in t...

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