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…

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…

“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…

Unassisted Birth is NOT for Everyone!

Unassisted Birth is NOT for Everyone!

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A woman came across one of my unassisted birth advocacy posts on my personal social media page.  She stated that by sharing the article, I was suggesting all women should birth unassisted. I guess my stating the US infant-mortality rate, and sharing what the third leading cause of death is, made her feel some sort…

I am not BRAVE for Having an Unassisted Birth (Eye Roll)

I am not BRAVE for Having an Unassisted Birth (Eye Roll)

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If you’ve birthed unassisted, you’ve likely heard it. “You are brave”, “You are daring”, or ” You are bold!” Quite flattering, sure, but brave isn’t exactly the word I would use. The women who waltz into a facility – mid labor, putting their birth into the hands of a medical provider, expecting them to successfully…

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

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Recently, photos of Megan have filled the social media world, especially from free birth skeptics and doula groups that do not approve of a doula stepping out of scope to fully support all women. But did we really get the full story from a blog post that absolutely trashes any birth that occurs outside of…

What Makes HERBAL Different From Other Doula Certification Programs

What Makes HERBAL Different From Other Doula Certification Programs

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Doula certification organizations are not all the same! It is very important to be sure you know the morals and standards of a certifying program before purchasing. Be sure you can stand behind their beliefs! Many organizations have rules, obligations, additional fees, etc. Be informed before purchasing! Most all Doula & Birthkeeper certification programs will…

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