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To tell, or not to tell… that is the question!

The title of this blog piece, when in the context of being on a doula’s website, implies, perhaps, that the reader is pregnant and has not disclosed this fact to the public (my curiosity is piqued, so I reckon I ought to write that blog piece). Actually, I typed this blog, with the title above,… Read more…

Maternity Deserts

A couple months ago, a mini documentary was released titled “Maternity Deserts.” I just got around to watching it tonight, and feel it is worthy of discussing here. I think if you could sum up the documentary with one quote, it would be this appalling statistic which was shared: Between 2004 and 2014, 179 rural… Read more…

What is with the blue dot?

The following blog piece was originally published by on May 21, 2016, on placentapalmbeach.com. Placenta Palm Beach was a collaboration between myself and a local colleague, Cher Kay. Have you seen the blue dot?  A circular bumper sticker or magnet that is starting to pop up on vehicles across the United States, the symbol does… Read more…

Shellebrate! Why a Seashell is the Logo for my Business

I learned earlier this year that in addition to being “Hike Naked Day,” June 21st (summer solstice) is “National Seashell Day.” So, let’s shellebrate! At first, you may wonder how this relates to doula work, but allow me a little time to explain. For starters, notice how the National Seashell Day webpage created by our… Read more…

How to Hack your Taxes & Save on your Birth Doula, Acupuncture, & Postpartum Body Recomp

Yesterday was tax day, the pinnacle of the season in which our CPAs need an extra hug and a mug of coffee. It’s also a time when many of us look back over the management of our personal finances and examine how we might do better in the future. This is especially true this 2019… Read more…

Accrue Power Today; Parent in Satisfaction Tomorrow

Imagine this scenario: you’re a tax accountant, and your boss gives you a call one day. He gravely tells you that he has bad news. “Oh no,” you reply. You really like your company, and know they have valued you and your work. You wonder what could be wrong. “First of all, I’m retiring.” That’s… Read more…

A Tale of Two Postpartums

Note: This blog article was originally published by me on PlacentaPalmBeach.com on July 31, 2015.  Since then, I have redirected much of my energy into pre-med and lactation studies, and therefore limit my placenta encapsulation services today exclusively to doula clients. The following fictional stories are based off of true stories I have heard from many new families.  These stories are not intended to categorize women according to their experiences; each family has their unique postpartum experience.  For the sake of brevity, these stories… Read more…

Is Struggling the Whole Point?

I’ve been struggling with how I identify myself as a doula, and I’ll tell you why. Around the time that I embarked on this career 4 years ago, a couple new branches of doula work were born. One was the full spectrum doula, who wanted to include abortion support in their services, and the other… Read more…

What OED’s 2018 Word of the Year Means for Young Families

Picture this: you’ve been enduring, for the greater part of 24 hours, the rollercoaster of labor, and your precious new offspring is emerging. This is the moment you’ve waited nearly 10 months for! There’s a ring of fire, and with a final push, he’s here! He takes in his first breath of air, and the… Read more…

A Doula’s Thoughts on Brave New World

It’s mid-January, and suitcases from our holiday travels slouch, still packed, in each of our bedrooms. We also have not finished packing up Christmas decor, nor have we finished the komodo dragon project that my oldest child is presenting in school this Wednesday. So, why I ever thought I had time to read a book… Read more…

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