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Discover Evidence Based Birth

I would like to write a review for one of my favorite websites for my birth doula clients! That website is called Evidence Based Birth! I cannot tell you how many times I refer, or refer my clients to this website. This website was created by a nurse researcher, Rebecca Decker, after she had a… Read more

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What happens when the doula misses the birth?

I’m delighted to share with you this post from Romper.com on my doula experience with a wonderful family who experienced a very fast birth. Enjoy this story of what happens should I miss your birth as a doula simply because there was no possible way to get there on time! Click here to read the… Read more

Pregnant in Philadelphia? Here are some of my favorite holistic practitioners

Since I have been supporting families as a birth and postpartum doula for about four years now, I have met some great professionals in the field that I would like to recommend. I am a strong believer in taking advantage of all the wonderful care the community of holistic practitioners here in Philadelphia has to… Read more

A Birth Story

One of my favorite stories that I like to tell is from the first time I was a backup doula for another doula who was away when her client went into labor. I had briefly met with the client and her husband for about a half hour, during their second prenatal meeting. So, needless to… Read more

What is a Doula?

What is a doula?

What is a doula? Doula is an ancient Greek word for female who serves. There are two types of doulas. First I will talk about the birth doula. A birth doula is a woman who will help a laboring mother through her labor and the birth of her baby. Many doulas are certified by DONA… Read more

“There is a phase in labor, appropriately called transition, where a woman will meet her breaking point. She’ll feel as though she just can’t go on, and she is right. The maiden in her is not strong enough for the task at hand. It’s during this Time the maiden dies so that the woman can be reborn as a mother, with her child. A new, more capable version of herself with far more strength than she has ever known. From maiden to mother.”
– Carley Mendes

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