December 28, 2017

At 39+3 week pregnant, I went to get a checkup at my OB and he found that I had a borderline Oligohydramnios (low amniotic fluid), not enough to be super concerned, but enough to keep an eye on. He proposed that I have my membraned stripped to help start labour so I wo...

December 21, 2017

I had been planning a home birth. I knew that I wanted to be as natural as possible, without the intervention and pressure from the doctors, midwives, nurses etc. Just to be laboring at home with my husband and doula. Candles, a bottle of wine, soft music, fresh air......

December 10, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

This letter has been a long time coming. I wasn’t sure until now how to put this into the right words; words that wouldn’t hurt, insult, or embarrass, but rather draw an understanding.

I have long marveled at the name of my profession. Doula is a...

December 5, 2017

I am a planner. I have always been a planner. My days are dictated by checklists, reminders and calendars.

So I was naturally pretty excited when I heard about the concept of a “birth plan.” I can decide in advance how each phase of my delivery is going to go? Great!


December 3, 2017

This week I had the privilege of visiting St. Joseph's Maternity Ward with an expecting client of mine. The mother, who is going for a VBAC for this birth, is just one of many moms I've met who feel they are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to birthi...

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