my san diego doula blog

May 31, 2016

We can actually think of about 106 rad reasons to get a doula. Some of them include things like:


* Doulas will totally run to get you Mexican food in the middle of the night after you awesomely birth your baby after 36 hours of crazy-hard labor. 

* Your Doula might be the only person you ever know that will see crevices on your body that you can't even view yourself. And we aren't telling anyone, pinky promise. You're welcome.

* Doulas can multi-task like nobody's business, with the simultaneous hip squeeze, breath coaching and head nod for Dad to grab you some water.


However, what we really wanted to bring up again was the fantastic statistics that belong to the Cochrane Review of 2012, illustrating the evidence for doulas. I was reminded of this today while I was spending time on the supremely interesting and accurate resou...

July 26, 2015

Transition is a time of deep and intense change... Those moments of introspection in transition are sometimes the most challenging, yet they allow us to shed our deepest attachments so we may move on to unexpected and beautiful new beginnings. Transition occurs not only in birth, but in all aspects of our lives. When we venture out onto a new career path, when we meet for the first time a new loved one, when we lose a loved one, when we first learn to walk and become a toddler, when we become parents of babies, toddlers, children, teens and eventually parents of adults, when we move to a new home... This ever-changing ebb and flow of the Universe is what keeps us truly alive - it's what keeps us growing and learning and thriving. My mantra for today as I experience change in all aspects of life is, [deep inhale] "The Universe is one with...

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