I’ll take any opportunity to talk about my work as a doula. I love educating people about a doula’s role in birth whether they are expecting parents, medical professionals, or random strangers. Lately though, I find myself debunking myths more than anything. There are a plethora of misconceptions about our work and it’s important to me to clear those up for people. These myths are harmful because they can stop a family from seeking the care they need based on erroneous information. This top 3 list is based on those I address most often.Read More
She recognizes that she needs extra support in order to feel comfortable, safe, and respected during her birth experience. Everyone who is a part of her birth team should be on board with fulfilling her needs at this time because she is doing life’s ultimate work. She definitely deserves to have a doula- every woman deserves to. Here’s the thing, Dad…so do you. You absolutely deserve to have the extra support of a professional in the room who is 100% working in the best interest of your family. You deserve to have a person in the room who works to ensure you are just as supported, cared for, and attended to during the birth of your child. You deserve your own inside (wo)man-someone who can get you up to speed real quick when things are moving faster than you can keep up with, or when the medical jargon starts to sound like a foreign language. You also deserve to have an empowered birth experience.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