When a seasoned Nurse spoke these words to me at the birth of a first time Mother it confirmed a variety of misconceptions & sad truths about the culture of birth experienced in the lives of families in the U.S. today.
There are few things that intrude upon my mind like the misinformation given to pregnant people that does nothing more than undermine their confidence to birth their baby. Several times now I’ve been left scratching my head after visits with clients and hearing updates about… Read More »Narrow Vagina or Narrow Minded?
The open-ended nature of working with folks that have a wide range of backgrounds and pregnancy in-common often leads to curious adventure, and sometimes tight-chested moments. Gratitude is always the outcome.
Before you burn me at the stake, please, let me explain. OFCOURSE I can’t resist the sweet coos and baby cheeks of a newborn. Love the babies. All of them. But for this Doula, it’s about the Mothers, the Parents, the entire Family. Healthy and… Read More »For Me, It’s Not About the Babies
While it may seem that jump-starting labor is as simple as revving an engine, the truth is that it carries increased risks for both Mum and baby…including racing towards a cesarean. More often than not, families are given non-evidence-based reasons that are laced with convenience… Read More »5 Reasons to Avoid Labor Induction
The families of Northern Michigan deserve quality, ethical, and honest care from all providers that serve them during reproductive years. Ensuring that be the case is a responsibility I take very seriously. It wasn’t until after I had earned my very own set of letters… Read More »Transparency & Stewardship