How To Hire a Doula For Your Birth

So you’re convinced of all the amazing benefits that a doula can bring to your birth experience, but now what? Starting the process of hiring a doula may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be!
The Earlier, The Better– If at all possible, start your search for a doula early in your pregnancy. Most doulas limit the number of clients they accept per month and the popular ones get booked quickly.

  • Get a List of Names– There are both national and local doula organizations that have listings of their members. On the national level, DONA (Doulas of North America) and Doula Match are great places to start.  Your city or region most likely has a local doula organization, too. For example, Doulas of Greater St. Louis is the organization in my area. [Read more…]

Month One: Our Twins Birth Story

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so instead of writing our birth story for you, I’ve decided to share it with you in pictures. 37 pictures to be exact. That’s 37,000 words worth of story for you in just three minutes. [Read more…]

Zen Mommy Minute: We Have Everything it Takes

We are what our kids want. We are what they need…not things. They want our time. They want our attention. Life gave me this powerful (yet simple) reminder this week as I worked with a group of moms truly giving of themselves to their unborn and new born babies in giving up their drug addictions.

They are part of a Doula run, federally funded program here is St. Louis, empowering women to kick their drug habits while learning about and creating a natural childbirth.

Watch this video to be INSPIRED (VIDEO 4:58). [Read more…]