Rebozo love

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day at a wonderful training about using a rebozo in labor. A rebozo is essentially a long piece of woven fabric used in Latin America for everything from covering the head in church to carrying babies. Women in Latin America have found hundreds of uses for their… Continue reading Rebozo love

New logo!

Doula Toni has been evolving and growing a lot over the last year. I recently hired a graphic artist to help me design a logo and business cards. I am so happy with the work that Dannielle from Blackbird Designs has done for me. I knew that I wanted the colors of the rising sun.… Continue reading New logo!

Tree Town

For the last four years I have been working as an independent doula. For the most part it has been wonderful. I choose how many births I take and how far I am willing to drive for a client. I don’t have to consult with anyone else when I make decisions about my business cards… Continue reading Tree Town

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When are you due?

Pregnant women are often asked a multitude of questions. The two most common are probably “When are you due?” and “Is it a boy or a girl?” Although it is understandable that friends and family would want to know these things, I am often amazed by the complete strangers that feel the need to ask.… Continue reading When are you due?

Celebrating the Victories

I remember when I was planning my first birth several people told me, “You know they don’t give you a medal for doing it without drugs.” I know that for some people this was a nice way of telling me that they would understand if I changed my mind and got an epidural. For others,… Continue reading Celebrating the Victories

Breastfeeding Love

We all know that breast milk is best for babies, but can I tell you some of the reasons that I love to breastfeed? You might be surprised by my answer. It isn’t because it reduces my chance of developing uterine and breast cancer, although that is a definite plus. In fact, the health benefits… Continue reading Breastfeeding Love

I love midwives

I will say it again, “I love midwives!” The difference in care I received in my two births couldn’t have been more different.  In the typical OB appointment with my I would walk in and be handed a cup to pee in.  Then I would wait in the waiting room until a nurse came to… Continue reading I love midwives