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Category Archives: Community Doula

Four Year Doulaversary!

I have a confession.  I am not a blogger.  I do not have a journal.  I am not a writer.  I LOVE to read what others write and I LOVE LOVE LOVE to Doula and support individuals and families during their Childbearing year and be with others in real life.  But being online, trying to […]

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Two Becomes Three or More!

When working with couples who are welcoming a new baby into their home, I am often contracted for full spectrum care.  This means support through pregnancy, labor and birth, and the first days, weeks, and months postpartum. During this time, I am honored to witness them grow or expand their parenting skills and new kind […]

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Another Go ’round

July was FULL of clients giving birth, and a whirlwind of Antepartum, Labor, Birth, and Postpartum support.  My weeks have been so packed that I have sometimes been working 7 days a week, so much so that I was unable to post a blog last month.  To balance that out, I am on it today, […]

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Maternal Mental Health

During May, the Southern Oregon Doula Collaborative teamed up with 2020Mom to host a Diaper Drive in honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. “Low-income mothers who don’t have enough diapers for their babies are more likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than other low-income mothers, according to new research from Yale University. Three in […]

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Cesareans & Doulas

Photo credit: Lorien Zahava Behrle April is Cesarean Birth and VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) Awareness Month! Cesarean Birth is a topic that can be controversial among parents and professionals. Recently, an infographic released in a DONA International blog regarding how Doulas can decrease the risk of Cesarean Birth made some waves and has created some great […]

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The Value of Doula Support

The past month has been a beautiful whirlwind of growth and change for my practice and myself.  I launched my Dancing for Birth™ classes, and had a lovely turn out of 10 dancers for the introductory class.  We danced and got a great workout, we talked and shared our stories and listened to others.  It […]

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Dancing for Birth™

“awakening of spring” by michael hiệp Sitting here in Deep Winter, at the middle point between the Solstice and the Equinox, I have been dreaming and planning, and am ready to BURST FORTH with a new offering for my local community. In October, I attended a Dancing for Birth™ training to become a certified instructor.  I […]

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When you want to Prepare for “Natural Childbirth”

To celebrate the new year, I asked my local community to send me questions they might ask a Doula, so I could highlight them in my blog. These questions could be anything about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum healing and adjustment, or anything to do with becoming or practicing as a Doula. My focus is always on […]

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The Value of Birth Doula Support

  A Birth Doula can add an element of support to a family’s birth story that may otherwise be missing.  It is the reliable, continuous, unconditional, unbiased support from a professionally trained individual who has the experience to hold space regardless of the way birth unfolds.  This support is physical, emotional, social, and informational, and […]

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Why MODERN TRADITIONS Doula?

When families are looking for a local doula to support them before, during, and/or after the birth of their baby, they may come across my website and ask ” Why MODERN TRADITIONS Doula? What does that mean? What does modern traditions have to do with being a doula?”  The short answer to that last question is: EVERYTHING. To begin, […]

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