10 Easy Ways to Avoid Xenoestrogens

Now that you know a little bit about what xenoestrogens are and the possible side effects of them, you probably want to know some realistic ways to limit your exposure to them. (Unrealistic ways include: don’t go outside, never drink water, live a hermit life in...

What Are Xenoestrogens? Here’s the Doula DL

Xenoestrogens. Maybe you’ve heard of them, maybe you haven’t. Maybe you have heard of them but you’re trying not to learn what they are because having to worry about avoiding yet another thing throughout your pregnancy (or life in general if...

Why I’m Not a DONA Certified Doula

I get asked quite often if I’m a certified doula, and usually the person asking that question is really asking whether or not I’m a DONA certified doula. To be clear, there is currently no one regulatory or licensing body for doulas. DONA (Doulas of North...

Gestational Diabetes: 5 Real Tips to Help

A client of mine was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes and it really upset her. Being diagnosed with this condition can be a bummer at best and terrifying at worst. Because when someone tells you you’re going to have a bigger baby, a possibly more...

On Prenatal Visits: What’s the Big Deal?

Most, if not all, doulas do prenatal visits with their clients. This is included in the doula’s fee and happens after the initial consultation/interview, which is (or should be, in my opinion) free of charge. Here’s the reasoning behind these meetings and...