The Partner in Untouched Birth

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I speak often on the impact untouched birth has on the partner. It is a huge component of the experience! It leaves partners feeling competent to care for their young. All while deepening their love and appreciation for their woman.✨I recently attended a birth where the partner played such a significant role, as the birth…

Domestic Violence Is A Complication Of Pregnancy & Birth

Domestic Violence Is A Complication Of Pregnancy & Birth

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As birth professionals, we talk a lot about how different interventions can impact the pregnancy and birth process, but many birth professionals fail to speak with their clients on domestic violence and how that impacts the sacred space of the antenatal, birth and postpartum timeframe. This is a complication and stressor that should be taken…

Birthkeeper or Doula; What’s the Difference?

Birthkeeper or Doula; What’s the Difference?

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What is the difference between a Doula and a Birthkeeper? Really, there should be no difference but it seems society has made it a huge difference. By definition, a Doula is a woman, typically without formal obstetric training, who is employed to provide guidance and support to a pregnant woman during labor. This is also…

Be Mindful when at a Birth

Be Mindful when at a Birth

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Birth space is such a sacred area to be in. If someone invites you into this space, you should feel honored. There are a few things to keep in mind when being courteous of this space. One of the first things to keep in mind is that birth is a physiological event (in the case…

“I Don’t Need a Man”; Choosing to be a Single Mom By Choice

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I recently attended a really special birth! (Honestly, they are all pretty special – but this one is a little different!) This mama went a route I didn’t even know was possible! I seriously meet and serve the COOLEST women! With this woman’s permission, I will be sharing about her route to motherhood. Choosing Single…

Why Your Partner’s Attendance and Participation at Birth is Crucial

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The partner’s role in labor and childbirth has changed drastically over the course of time. It used to be that men would not be around for labor or birth, they would go off and do their own thing while the woman birthed their child. But now, it has become the norm for the partner to…

Perineal Tears, To Stitch Or Not To Stitch?

Perineal Tears, To Stitch Or Not To Stitch?

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When it comes to discussing perineal tears, there seems to be so much misinformation, so let’s chat. First of all, we must touch on the fact that there a several different degrees of tears. An intact layout of the exterior genitalia, as a baby crowns. First degree Second degree Third degree Fourth degree WHY do…

How To: Choose A Back-Up Doula

How To: Choose A Back-Up Doula

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I always joke that you should be as picky with your Back-Up Doula/Business Partner, as you are about your Life Partner/Spouse and to not be afraid to date, take a break, break-up entirely, or stay together forever… LOL but honestly, that’s pretty valid! You want to seriously know their values, their experience, their comfort zone,…

Hospital Birth Makes My Skin Crawl

Hospital Birth Makes My Skin Crawl

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I love birth but some aspects of birth are very triggering to me, it literally makes my skin crawl.    I support women’s choice to birth wherever they feel most comfortable. The woods? I’m with that. Your house? Call me, I’ll show up! Birthing center? I support it, but you won’t be hiring me. The…

Become a Certified Doula in Tampa this September

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Who: Anyone wishing to certify as a doula/birthkeeper and obtain hands-on placenta training. This certified program is best suited to those who are interested in the more holistic route of birth support. What: A one-day training program (which includes access to an online course) which will certify you as a birth doula and cover topics…

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