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Seriously, Someone Send A Chili Relleno Burrito

Two weeks ago, I was informed that I was officially a certified doula (insert pat on the back here). I attended a DONA workshop when I was just a wee nineteen year old which is only a fraction of the certification process. 1,061 more words

Join us as we Renew Rebirth & Retreat

A couple of years ago, while hosting a meeting of black birth workers and birth advocates in New Orleans we decided we should create a campaign to educate our community about the benefits and value of doulas and normal birth.   857 more words

Pregnancy & Birth

Waiting for this moment to arise: A healing VBAC induction

by Ashley Ashbacher, MSW, CD(DONA)

The birth of my first child was not what I expected. A lot of what happened was traumatic for me and several days of labor ended when my daughter was born surgically.  3,004 more words

Birth Story

In Awe....

Today I’ve slowed down. Today feels like a really great day to reflect on a busy month. There have been many beautiful things happen in the last month that I know are being organized by something greater then me and I’m in awe of that power. 636 more words

My Natural Birth Story

My EDD was February 16th 2014. I felt that would give me enough time to set up the nursery area and rest before baby gets here. 647 more words

The party don't start till I walk in!

Well hello there beautiful :)  It’s so nice to see you again. 

I didn’t realize how long it had been since my last post, until I saw that picture! 182 more words

What is a doula?

The word doula comes from an ancient Greek work for female slave. As Doulas today we tend to be a bit shy of this term as the idea of a slave isn’t a very popular one. 1,242 more words

Labour And Birth