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Scenes from Birth

As a doula, we see many things in our line of work.  We see people at their most vulnerable, and at the same time at their strongest.  We see the inside of lives and bodies.  We see a rainbow of moods and emotions.  We see the balance between life and death.  The transformation of persons into parents and grandparents.  But there are other things we see.

We see the everyday beauty of the moment.  The full moon on the way to the hospital.  The close conversations between the birth giver and partner.  And we also see the art in the birthing space.

Pictures of nature.  Flowers opening up into bloom.  Tender moments of motherhood.  Cute photos of babies.  All decorate the halls of the maternity wards and designer birth spaces at birth centers.  Little details to provide subtle encouragement for laboring women to open up and embrace labor and motherhood. 

As the laboring mother holds tightly to the hallway rail as she works through a contraction; I sometimes wonder how often these picture…

Back to School and Back to Work

Rest, Education, and Rejuvenation

The season of summer is only half over, but the school bus is driving though our neighborhood to take kids to their new classrooms and teachers.  It has been a good summer for our family.  Taking a much needed break to spend time with family is important to maintain a healthy balance.

Childbirth Education
While not active with clients, my time has been focused on finishing education,  I successfully completed my childbirth education certification from Birth Arts International.  I am proud of all the effort I placed into my education and look forward to sharing it with my clients.

Group B Strep training
MicroBiome Courses  offers comprehensive training regarding various topics involving the microbiome.  I have learned much about the risks and treatments of Group B Strep infections and now feel confident in sharing this information with my clients.

Streamlining
To better serve my clients and offer additional benefits, I have begun working on streamlining bu…