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“Cut, Stapled, and Mended” by Roanna Rosewood

I read the most wonderful book in the whole world last night. Have you ever gotten that feeling, that rush, where all of a sudden you are proud to be a woman? You are proud to part of this amazing

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Informed Consent

I came across this awesome video shot by Gena Kirby talking to her doula Lisa over dinner. Hospitals are great about providing you the risks and benefits of surgery, but they don’t follow the same protocols when it comes to

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The rebozo, a doula’s best friend

The rebozo is a Mexican garment typically worn by women as a shawl. I attended a Rebozo workshop hosted by Gena Kirby to learn how to use the rebozo in pregnancy and labor. It can be used for calming and

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Sometimes I like to toot my own horn

Why would you want a doula at your birth? Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth: tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience reduces the need for

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The Happiest Baby on the Block

Ever wanted to know why babies cry? Does it drive you crazy that you can’t figure out how to soothe them? Wish they would sleep longer? THIS IS A LIFESAVER for anyone who has a newborn, takes care of newborns,

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Birth doula versus postpartum doula

There are 2 types of doulas – birth doulas and postpartum doulas. I can’t decide which one I’d rather be, so for now I’m going for both. I really enjoy learning all of the techniques and science behind birth and

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Postpartum doula’s purpose

The more I talk to doulas, the more I realize what a postpartum doula’s purpose really is. I thought it was all about holding and playing with the baby and giving advice to the mother to help her cope with

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