A Better Epidural: 5 Tips for Birthers

I don’t care about how you want to give birth. Read that again and again and imagine me saying it out loud to you. Now read it one more time. It’s true – I really don’t care about how my clients want to give birth. What I do care about is that...

The Childless Birth Doula

When I meet a client for the first time to talk about working together for their birth, I’m often asked if I have children. My answer is always “no, not yet”. And I turn into a mind reader for a few seconds because I know exactly what they’re...

RESPECT: Here’s What it Means to Me

Loading the dishwasher has never been an inspired task for me, but today it was. As a kid, I was taught to respect the after-dinner dishwasher teachings of Dad-guru. As I’m sure is common amongst many dads, he has a knack for getting all the dishes into the...

Doulas and Dads

Preamble: this post was originally titled “Doulas and Partners”, because I didn’t want to leave anyone out. But I had to change it to “Doulas and Dads” because it occurred to me that there are specific issues that arise between the...