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
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!
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
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?
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
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 know that I am not unique in publishing a post similar to this, but I find this topic to be very important. If you are an expectant mama you really need to think about your boundaries before baby arrives, and make sure that those boundaries are respected. If you are a friend or family… Continue reading Rules for visiting a new mom
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