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Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate these daddys, all of them, experienced ones, newly assigned ones and of course those daddys who will soon become daddys for the first time. Daddys over the years, whether they have willingly welcomed this position of active participant throughout labour and birth and now the postpartum, or whether their cherished partner has introduced

These are my hours

This is the long awaited film about a woman’s journey through birth. It is raw and natural, beautiful and undiluted. A real and refreshing film, there have been many films made on birth, but like this one, there are none. Enjoy it share it and above all talk about it, it is our daughters and our granddaughters who need us

Happy Mother’s Day

This Sunday May 13th is Mother’s Day this year. I am going to take this opportunity to thank all my clients for allowing me to be part of their amazing journey into Motherhood. All you Mother’s are amazing and have helped to become a better guardian of birth and birth keeper for women making this journey into Motherhood too. Becoming

so much to be thankful for

May is a month of renewed energy, and today May the 4th is a big day in the Star Wars world. I have never been much of an advocate of Star Wars. There are different forces for everyone, and even though, I don’t much follow Star Wars, I feel today is a great day to celebrate the magic of the

Childbirth Fear Study

I have been asked to share this Childbirth Fear Study, on behalf of Dr Nicole Fairbrother, Professor with the University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry. The purpose of this study is to find out if our new measure can help us identify women experiencing clinically significant fear of childbirth. To do this, we are asking pregnant women to complete

Preparing for the recovery of birth

Last week I purchased a new book for my doula library “The Fourth Trimester” by Kimberly Ann Johnson and it is all about looking after Mom after the birth of baby. Her website http://magamama.com The book is amazingly well written and very clear, it also serves as a wonderful reference guide book. As a doula after the birth of their babies

Sleep Time for Babies and you

Up to 70% of children under age ve have sleep problems. Sleep issues are complicated and have many causes. They’re hard to deal with because when children aren’t sleeping, parents aren’t sleeping, and that lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just about being tired. Sleep has

Celebrating World Doula Week

  A doula is a personal support worker. Most of us are trained, spend thousands of hours into maintaining our focus to support others, and we work unconditionally to assist our birthing family. Just like a support worker who is welcomed into someones home to take care of the elderly, we are invited into our clients lives because they seek

Always reading and studying

As doulas we are constantly learning and studying. At least that is the way I am and I know many doulas who do the same thing, every birth brings us so much of a new experience, that we are propelled and motivated to read and improve our knowledge about whatever was overwhelming or needed more focus at the birth we