There is no doubt that Ms. Porter’s children will have the most tight knit of villages to surround them with an outpouring of love and support. Her children will want for nothing. Nothing except the loving embrace of their mother when their day just isn’t right. They will wish to ask her how she thinks they should approach a certain situation. They will wish for the time that they could watch her dance her signature dance, or hear her sing her favorite song, or one last good night kiss before bed. They will want their mother. They will long for the moments with her that only they as her children knew. They will ache for her feminine essence, her natural rhythm, the sound of her heart. They are the only people on this earth who know her from the inside out- her womb being their first home. I grieve for her children.Read More
While I love answering questions ( I can sit and talk all day long about being a doula), I wanted to put this FAQ list together so that you don’t have to wait for me to reply to your email or DM. However, feel free at anytime to reach out to me. Just know…if it’s a good day (and most are) you might get trapped in my DoulaJOY!
Q: Do you replace my husband/partner/family member?
A: First of all- I could never! Second of all- no because they have work to do! All jokes aside, I also support your support team as they support you. I will teach them some techniques for assisting you during your birth. This is a team/village effort. All hands on deck!Read More
It feels like a war zone on my phone! I have a headache from all the heartache. Staying informed is making me ill. Which made me wonder- if it's making me ill, what about pregnant women and their unborn children? How are they faring with this barrage of bad news?Read More
How do health facilities and their providers achieve cultural competence? We can find the remedy in a good old-fashioned bowl of soup.
Three words: Trust. Warmth. AccessRead More