While birth doulas are becoming a much more recognized part of a birth team there is often a misunderstanding of their role during a birth. Some partners even fear a doula will take their place during the birthing experience. We want to throw that idea to disintegrate into the wind. Roses are Red, Violets are…

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Updated 6/13/20 – As of today the DPH has provided new guidance which requires all Massachusetts hospitals to allow “1 visitor” in addition to the birth partner. We are again providing in-person birth doula support. All Massachusetts hospitals have been directed to implement this policy by the state. The memo is publicly available on the…

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Our culture has done a wonderful job shaping our thoughts around birth, and placentas are part of that. How do we know the truth about placenta encapsulation and placentophagy? Placentas, to the vast majority of people in the Unites States at least, are typically seen as medical waste. At one point many people had no…

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There may be a misconception the support you receive from two doulas is somehow less then one. We want to give you a more accurate perspective. In fact, you will have a deep connection not just with one but with two people. You will have all the dedication, support and heart not just from one…

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There are so many blog posts out there about what doulas do and yet it is still somewhat a mystery. When someone asks me what I do, and I know other doulas will be nodding their head in agreement, I want to cringe. The conversation usually goes something like this, Me: “I am a birth…

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A quick blog post to follow up on my recent birth story. After writing my story I began to think about the births I have attended and how unique and powerful each woman was in their own way. This could be a Facebook post, but then it wouldn’t be permanently available, and this needs to…

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Mother’s Day 2017 has arrived. Pictured is my first mothers day in 2012. I figured what better time than now to write about the birth that made me a Momma. Obviously, this is long overdue, especially given my love and chosen career path for all things birth. No excuses here, I guess I have just…

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