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16 Apr 2018

[vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]On Becoming What I Needed: How my experience with a perinatal mood and anxiety diagnosis helped me to be a better doula. (All photos courtesy of Jessica Vanderberg)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]In 2011, my son was born at a birth […]

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30 Mar 2017

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06 Oct 2016

My goal as author of With Harp & Sword: A Doula’s Guide to Providing Trauma-Informed Birth Support is to provide a resource for doulas, midwives, birth workers, birthing people, survivors and their loved ones to increase awareness around the importance of discussing current or past abuse, violence and trauma, more specifically with domestic violence and […]

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07 Sep 2016

the other day, a doula colleague and i were lamenting a client’s lack of support in-hospital, when she said she feels sometimes this work is like “a grain of sand in an ocean.” i know that feeling, and yet if so what a Beautiful ocean. what a scary overpowering polluted disrespected Beautiful ocean. the field […]

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04 Sep 2016

Todays Blog Post is shared from Improvingbirth.org We hope many of you will share resources from their site, consider joining their membership and show up and rally today, and each year– on Labor Day weekend. This year is focused on VBAC awareness.  Here is what Improving Birth has to say about this years VBAC access […]

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13 Aug 2014

  I’m often asked if there are doulas in Uganda. The answer has always been, of course. The truth is in my eight years with our NGO Village Birth International, I never saw a woman that was specifically hired to be a labor support “coach.”  I saw family. I saw sisterhood. I saw communities coming […]

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