Tag: childbirth

  • The Unassisted Birth Story Of Micah

    The Unassisted Birth Story Of Micah

    For years I have had the privilege to bear witness to and support over 100 labor and births, majority of them successfully occurring naturally. The most special to me tend to be the unassisted, untouched, primal births. Until I gave birth to baby Micah I had never experienced that level of magic and power in […]

  • The Hormones Of The Placenta: Reasons To Consume Your Organ

    The Hormones Of The Placenta: Reasons To Consume Your Organ

    This is a breakdown of the amazing hormone components of the placenta and why you may want to consume them postpartum! Cortisol – Cortisol is a stress hormone and for that reason some would view cortisol as a negative, but it has positive benefits as well, especially in a new mama. Cortisol can reduce inflammation, […]

  • The Partner in Untouched Birth

    I speak often on the impact untouched birth has on the partner. It is a huge component of the experience! It leaves partners feeling competent to care for their young. All while deepening their love and appreciation for their woman.✨I recently attended a birth where the partner played such a significant role, as the birth […]

  • “I Don’t Need a Man”; Choosing to be a Single Mom By Choice

    I recently attended a really special birth! (Honestly, they are all pretty special – but this one is a little different!) This mama went a route I didn’t even know was possible! I seriously meet and serve the COOLEST women! With this woman’s permission, I will be sharing about her route to motherhood. Choosing Single […]

  • Why Your Partner’s Attendance and Participation at Birth is Crucial

    The partner’s role in labor and childbirth has changed drastically over the course of time. It used to be that men would not be around for labor or birth, they would go off and do their own thing while the woman birthed their child. But now, it has become the norm for the partner to […]

  • Perineal Tears, To Stitch Or Not To Stitch?

    Perineal Tears, To Stitch Or Not To Stitch?

    When it comes to discussing perineal tears, there seems to be so much misinformation, so let’s chat. First of all, we must touch on the fact that there a several different degrees of tears. An intact layout of the exterior genitalia, as a baby crowns. First degree Second degree Third degree Fourth degree WHY do […]

  • How To: Choose A Back-Up Doula

    How To: Choose A Back-Up Doula

    I always joke that you should be as picky with your Back-Up Doula/Business Partner, as you are about your Life Partner/Spouse and to not be afraid to date, take a break, break-up entirely, or stay together forever… LOL but honestly, that’s pretty valid! You want to seriously know their values, their experience, their comfort zone, […]

  • Hospital Birth Makes My Skin Crawl

    Hospital Birth Makes My Skin Crawl

    I love birth but some aspects of birth are very triggering to me, it literally makes my skin crawl.    I support women’s choice to birth wherever they feel most comfortable. The woods? I’m with that. Your house? Call me, I’ll show up! Birthing center? I support it, but you won’t be hiring me. The […]

  • Become a Certified Doula in Tampa this September

    Who: Anyone wishing to certify as a doula/birthkeeper and obtain hands-on placenta training. This certified program is best suited to those who are interested in the more holistic route of birth support. What: A one-day training program (which includes access to an online course) which will certify you as a birth doula and cover topics […]

  • What’s In The Doula Bag?!

    What’s In The Doula Bag?!

    This list can be used for not only birth workers, but birthing peoples may want to gather these items for themselves! The items I have marked as a rental means they are items doulas should not necessarily be using on a client, as doulas are not medical professionals, but they are items that most clients […]