There’s more than 1 kind of birth doula?

Venn diagram of the three kinds of birth doulas

It’s been at least a decade since I first heard of the concept of birth doulas with different ways of looking at the job, and it has been an interesting concept to consider as I’ve come to know other doulas and mentor new doulas just starting it. I feel it can be a useful concept […]

Wednesday Wrap Up August 13

No one, NO ONE, has the right to decide for a woman if her birth was traumatic or not. My Traumatic Birth, According to Me One of the frustrations about living in Utah. People are so afraid of seeing women’s bodies they do things like call the police over a breastfeeding booth at the Farmer’s […]

Wednesday Wrap Up July 9

Nice rundown of what you need to know about Breastfeeding and the Workplace. I wish these stories did not need to be told. But they do. Sadly, some people cannot accept that birth trauma happens at all, and of those who acknowledge it, many feel it is a mother-only thing. But Birth Trauma is Not […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 7/2

It’s not often talked about, but there are times when epidural anesthesia does not work. Here are 5 Things to Do When the Epidural Fails An unusual birth story told with a sense of humor! And another funny – big brother holding the new baby for the first time. And to further make you laugh, […]

Wednesday Wrap Up June 25

This post marks a year and a half I’ve been doing the Wednesday Wrap Up! An interesting potential clue about what starts labor. I’ll be interested to see if this pans out and how it might increase our understanding of how labor begins. A nice collection of links on being active in labor. I liked […]

Wednesday Wrap Up May 28

Collection of possible positions for laboring or birthing in the tub. I like to show moms lots of potential positions for any kind of labor to get them thinking beyond the most common ones. It will be interesting to see how this plays out: A mom sues the hospital for forcing a cesarean against her […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/30

I’ve wondered for a long time if babies who lose a lot of weight in the first day after birth are just shedding extra water weight from IV fluids! Nice to see someone addressing it. Good thing they reserved the right to overrule the internet. The Words that Steal Our Birth Power An interesting look […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/23

A good summary of some of the cultural and societal reasons Why Women Don’t Breastfeed. Spending time skin to skin with your baby is a pretty miraculous thing. I recently had a family with a baby in the NICU, and they were able to see some pretty dramatic positive results from having the baby skin […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/9

We are in the middle of planning our family vacation this week, so I have travel on my mind. We will be hitting a few National Parks on a road trip. (Someday I hope to see ALL the National Parks!) If you are pregnant and planning a final kid-free trip before the baby comes? Here […]

Wednesday Wrap Up 4/2

It takes a special kind of person to be a doula, this is true. But it also takes a special kind of person to live with, love, and share a life with a doula! This article shows what that can be like: My Wife Is A Doula If you’re starting to think that you might […]