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Keeping My Clients Safe

I feel that it is important to tell you how I am keeping my clients safe during this pandemic. In my last blog post I talked about all the benefits to virtual doula care, in case your birthing location is not allowing doula on site. If your hospital or birth center...

Why Hire a Doula in a Pandemic?

During a pandemic, it can be hard to think about adding yet another unknown to your birth story. If you are on the fence about adding a doula to your birth team, you may be asking yourself, “if I hire a doula, how can I know that they’ll be allowed at my...

Cha-cha-changes in 2020

I have some news to share and it’s a pretty big deal. In November of 2019 I began working at Providence St. Vincent’s full time as staff doula. This means that I now support the patients of Providence Women’s Clinic during their time at the hospital....

Playlist: Client Babes

The other day I was driving around town and “Country Roads” by John Denver came on the radio. I immediately thought of a birth I was lucky enough to support last winter. Mom was in the tub, working hard to bring her baby earthside. Dad was sitting next to...

Expecting – again!

One question I am asked often is: “Are all your clients first-time parents?” My answer to that is a resounding, “No!”. I have doula-ed for families expecting second babies, third babies, even one family expecting their sixth baby! There can be...