Toward the end of pregnancy, midwives and OBs alike start to wonder about the positioning of the baby. If baby is breech (head up) or transverse (laying sideways) at the time of labor, a vaginal birth is generally not going to happen. Only a very few providers will attempt a breech delivery, so in these… Continue reading Positioning
I have the privilege of being an admin on a local breastfeeding Facebook Group called SweetDrop Cafe. This is the online portion of an informal breastfeeding support group that meets once a month in Chesapeake. I see all kinds of breastfeeding questions there, as well as questions from the moms I work with as a doula.… Continue reading Breastfeeding: How to Get a Great Start
I’m slowly easing back into attending births after the birth of my third baby. She has been such a joy to our family! If you know anyone looking for a doula, please let them know I am available. I’m so looking forward to serving more families. Being present at birth is always such an awe… Continue reading Back at it!
As a new mom, I had a really difficult time postpartum. A large contributing factor to how I felt transitioning into my new role as a mom was simply that I didn’t know about certain resources available to me. Did you know there are postpartum doulas in our area who help families transition as they… Continue reading Postpartum Resources
I am so happy to announce that I have been granted Certification through ToLabor. I have so enjoyed doing birth work and have learned so much with every birth I attend. I am very excited to continue serving families and look forward to many years of helping laboring women. That said, as many of you… Continue reading Certification and Announcement
At risk of sounding like I’m begging… As you know I’ve been working on my certification since June. I’m really close to being finished! I just have to wrap up reading a few books and attend one more birth. I would love to attend a birth in January so I can submit my materials to… Continue reading January
I’m an information person. When I have a question or find something interesting, I research it a lot. This means that I know a lot of weird and useless things. I’m the person who will read Wikipedia articles on obscure subjects for fun. I’ve also found myself watching weird PBS documentaries about beavers or the… Continue reading Knowledge is Power