February 26, 2019

I met a woman recently who changed my life. Not an exaggeration. The meeting was totally random but our conversation went deep, fast. She was an interesting one. A healer, spiritual type with a Harvard MBA, formerly an executive for a major corporation, currently livin...

February 13, 2019

Burnout rates amongst doulas are notoriously high. 

The shelf-life for many won't last more than a few years.

Although I haven't found a formal study on this topic, most of my colleagues who attended births just a few years ago have since left the profession. And st...

February 13, 2019

Doula work is demanding for anyone, with or without children. Doulas with kids however do have the added challenge of needing to care for young ones at home who can demand a nearly equal amount of attention as their clients, if not more!

As a doula who doesn’t have kids...

February 11, 2019

You know the phrase, oh and that little law of physics, "what goes up must come down"?

This is one of the things I was thinking about recently when it comes to doula life and self-care.

There is no high like the high of birth. That special cocktail of oxytocin, endorphin...

February 4, 2019

I'm on a compassion kick lately.

We are so freakin' tough on ourselves, there are just moments it feels especially shocking!

This will be brief but I need to say something specifically to postpartum moms who worry about how emotional they may be feeling after giving birt...

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