Doula

Who you are affects how you care

Who you are affects how you care

​​I have a confession to make: I used to be an incredibly judgmental doula. And no, before you ask, I would never judge my clients out loud and outright, but no one was stopping me from thinking about my judgments. I also would never go as far as to insert my own personal opinions in my clients’ decision making, but knew that had I been the person making the decisions, it would look a whole lot differently than theirs.

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A Doula’s Guide to Infant Loss

A Doula’s Guide to Infant Loss

Early in my doula career, I supported a family through an unexpected stillbirth. At the time, since I was so new in practice, I felt completely lost with how best I could support this family now moving through grief. It was a stark reminder that no one can ever truly prepare for what grief and loss feels and looks like.

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Hold up, what is a doula?

Hold up, what is a doula?

The word doula originates from the Greek language and was coined to mean “servant woman” or “slave”. Merriam-Webster today defines a doula as “a person trained to provide advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after child birth.

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