Pregnant in 2017? ACOG Recommends…

As a doula, getting the latest recommendations on birth updated is almost like Christmas morning. And if you are pregnant in 2017, you probably want to be aware of the latest recommendations by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Whether you are attempting a natural birth in the hospital, or maybe you aren't sure exactly what you want to do, there are some important points that would be good for you to know. And as we all know, knowledge is power. [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:56:56+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Birthwork, Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What This Doula Wants You to Know

    Doulas are for everyone. At least, this one is. Doulas are not only for the earthy-crunchy, squat-in-a-field-by-the-river, no-medication-whatsoever Moms.  I believe everyone could benefit from some intensive support, no matter what your preference, plan, or non-plan is. After all, birth is a monumental, incredible, life-changing experience, whether you think of it that way or not. And who wouldn't want some degree of support while going through a monumental, life-changing experience?  But - believe it or not - some people [...]

By | 2017-02-03T03:22:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Birthwork|0 Comments

The Magic Formula

The universe is ALWAYS speaking to us, sometimes in subtle ways, other times, more like a bonk on the head. That is a given, there is nothing we have to "do" to have it speak to us. We do, however, have to take the time to LISTEN. Which often means being more aware, creating space for that awareness by being still, pausing, listening, and being open to what is being said. The week before last for me was a doozy. I [...]

"You're a Do-what?"

It seems like even with the current evolution of the birth world- with documentaries like "The Business of Being Born" and "Born in the USA" becoming quite well known, and more women choosing home births or seeking out birth centers, you hear more and more about "alternative" birth practices and birth-related terms. Home births, water births, unassisted births, midwives, doulas, placenta encapsulation, placenta smoothies....these are all terms that are now quite common. Well, at least you've probably heard the terms [...]

By | 2016-05-02T16:18:23+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Birthwork|1 Comment

Loss is Loss

Yesterday, we had a bit of a trying day with my family. Nothing major, just everyone being in a funk at the same time. It seems the more people I talk to lately, it's kind of like a cosmic epidemic of funkiness at the moment. Seems like realities are shifting, systems are getting upgraded, our world is changing and at times it feels like "forward progress is STOPPED" intermingled with "EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART" and a dash of "WHAT THE HELL WAS I [...]

By | 2016-03-09T20:28:45+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Birthwork, Inner Peace, Spirituality|0 Comments

The Undoing

Imagine the possibilities... It's funny to me that it has been 8 months since I "left my day job" as a public school teacher, yet I still feel the passing of time in terms of the school year.  For instance, my husband and I were talking about probably not being able to make plans this year "for Spring Break"....when I realized that no longer applies to me! I  am no longer limited to that ONE WEEK IN THE SPRING [...]

By | 2016-02-21T19:28:58+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Birthwork, Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Spirituality, Teaching|0 Comments

Dads & Doulas & Stuff….by Jeffrey Lerner

The following is a guest post from my incredibly insightful, loving husband, who is my best friend, ally, and a BIG believer in the power of Doulas. It came up as we were speaking the other day about Dads and their ideas (usually) when Moms say they need to hire a Doula to be there for the birth....I hope you enjoy! There are all kinds of fathers out there in the world today. Big ones, small ones, skinny ones and [...]

By | 2015-09-18T16:07:19+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Birthwork, Love, Parenting|0 Comments

The "Back to School" that wasn't

This past week was tax-free saving week a.k.a. back to school shopping week here in Florida. So I did what any respectable parent and teacher would do, go shopping for back to school clothes and supplies. But what you don't know is for teachers, it is about that same  time where we start to feel the "Oh my God, is the summer really over? Do I really have to go back so soon? What's my schedule going to be like? How [...]

By | 2015-08-17T19:08:51+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Inner Peace, Teaching|0 Comments

A Page in Herstory

They gathered under a full moon. It was 3 a.m., but no one seemed to care. There was a buzz of nervous energy in the air. They all breathed a collective breath, ready to tackle the enormous task at hand, whatever it may bring. The 3 women traveled slowly, but with a purpose. Each would rely and lean upon the other at various times throughout this journey, starting now. It is a journey that is always transformational, not just for [...]

By | 2015-02-27T02:08:28+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Birthwork, Energywork, Inspiration|0 Comments