It’s World Breastfeeding Week. A time when we are given the chance to celebrate our successes, and reflect on where we need to improve. As a breastfeeding mom, I feel proud of the time and effort I have put in to breastfeeding my children. This […]
I don’t know if we’ve made it clear, but we feel strongly about some things over here. Here’s a short list in no particular order including, but not limited to: -Love is love -Black lives matter and black mamas matter -Our medical system blows -Our president is an imbecile -Science […]
May I suggest something radical? There are as many right ways to be a woman as there are women. And there are as many right ways to be a mother as there are mothers. Four examples: I was a really young mom, by current societal […]
“Even Serena Williams almost died in childbirth, so it’s clear that this is not a socioeconomic issue. There is something different about the DNA of black women that makes them less able to survive having a baby.” SMH This is an actual […]
My story is unique and for that I am very grateful. When I became pregnant with my first I knew from the moment we found out that I did not want my pregnancy or birth to feel medical. For me that was because I was a cancer survivor.
We love the work we do. It’s much more than just a job. It is good, meaningful, soul work. It is not always easy. In fact it is rarely easy. But that’s what we sign up for. We know what we’re getting ourselves into and we still choose to be relentless in our dedication to helping our clients achieve their goals. And on the particularly difficult days, we have each other, good wine, and chocolate. Even on a Wednesday.
We wish there was some magical doula dust we could sprinkle on you and your pregnant and belly and it would make all your birthy dreams come true, but as with all things in life, nothing is guaranteed. What we CAN guarantee though is that you have us as an advocate, a coach, a cheerleader, and an all around positive presence in your pregnancy and birth journey, however that plays out for you.
Part of what we consider our job as your doulas is to connect you with the people that are going to provide you with the best care possible. In our series “Gold Star Providers” we will highlight some of our most trusted, respected, and all […]