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Birth Ball – Tools of the Doula Trade

How a birth ball can help a laboring mom progress and find rest As parents prepare for the day of their baby’s arrival, they are presented with a plethora of options: hospital, birth center, home birth, midwife, OB/GYN, doula, natural […]

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20 Reasons to Sign Up for a Childbirth Class at 20 Weeks

As your belly grows and your sweet baby puts on the ounces, there are many exciting milestones!  The first time you feel those tiny feet kicking, making it to the second trimester, wearing maternity clothes, and making a visit to […]

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A Glimpse of Birthing from Within

Birthing from Within classes are as unique as they are thorough.  Moms, dads, and partners will benefit from experiential learning that balances practical information with self discovery as parents prepare to meet their baby.

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Birth Plans Suck

Now that I have your attention, let me explain.  Many parents-to-be will create a detailed birth plan in the weeks before birth.  Or, perhaps they will just feel like they should have a birth plan and copy one they found […]

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How to Mine an Uninvited Birth Story for Gold

From the moment a mother (or her midsection) announces her pregnancy, she is inundated with a barrage of birth stories from friends, family members, and even strangers.  These stories tend to center around themes of pride, shame, or blame.  Most […]

The Trouble With “At Least”

Ahhh…at least.  The Fruit Cake of human communication: endlessly doled out with the best of intentions, and friggin horrible.  “But what’s so bad about saying at least?” you may wonder.  ‘I’m just trying to help people see the bright side.” […]

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Dear Mom: A Few Simple Words That You Deserve to Hear

There are a few things you deserve to hear, so here they are: Thank you for being the default parent. Thank you for rearranging your life around the kids’ appointments, school functions, illnesses, etc. Thank you for keeping the whole […]

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Your Birth Story is 30 Years Long

…Or 41 years or 16 years or however long you’ve been a resident of Planet Earth.  And you thought your cousin’s 24 hour long birth story was brutal!  😉 In all seriousness though…your birth is not an isolated event.  It […]

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My Birth Story, and Why I’m Telling It This Way

The story of Inanna’s Descent has been told in my Birthing from Within series since I became an Advanced Mentor.  This story is over 6000 years old, and relates to the universal human experience of going through a Rite of […]

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Doula Work and Motherhood

Chasing the Pot of Gold in the Rainbow of Balance   It’s not unusual for the call to join a doula family at their birth to come in the dead of the night.  In fact, it’s so common that I […]

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