Doulas are for Partners too…

One of the most common conversations that I have when I first meet a client is about the partner. So many partners are intimidated by doula support because they are worried that the doula will 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 them during the birth. This is a common misconception. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Partners, there is no one in this world whoContinue reading “Doulas are for Partners too…”

Becoming a Dad

Did you know that both parents’ brains physically change between the periods of pregnancy and postpartum? While mom experiences changes beginning immediately, your brain will begin changing around the sixteen week period and will continue for up to two years. Thus begins the magical period of your dad superpower development. Studies show that while theContinue reading “Becoming a Dad”

The De-medicalization of Modern American Birth:  Finding Balance through Childbirth Education and Midwifery

Over the centuries, birth has been revered by cultures around the world as a sacred rite of passage, and celebrated with dramatically different spiritual, medical and cultural rituals.  Through the development of western medicine and the transition toward obstetric care from traditional midwifery, we have nearly lost the importance of mind-body connection during birth, andContinue reading “The De-medicalization of Modern American Birth:  Finding Balance through Childbirth Education and Midwifery”