How doulas and partners work together (or, Why I love being the third wheel)
A bicycle can work great with two wheels, but that third wheel can sure help stabilize it.
Book Review: The Women Who Caught the Babies
I encourage you to read this short book. And then read it again.
The Smithsonian exhibit on Black midwives you can visit from your living room
Here’s a free and easy learning opportunity!
Small Business Saturday is all about support
This year, I’ve got two resources to highlight for support people as you’re shopping on Small Business Saturday.
Terms Explained: what’s Vitamin K?
You’re looking at your adorable newborn, welcoming them to the world, and then somebody’s asking you about giving them some kind of a shot?! What IS Vitamin K, anyway?
The “Cars” quote that best explains cervical checks
I was excited to recently be featured in a Natural Womanhood article about cervical checks. I was even more excited that they included my very favorite quote from “Cars,” which I think very well illustrates what cervical checks do and do not tell us.
ICYMI: Most popular blog posts of the first half of 2022
In case you missed it, here are the top blog post hits from Abby the Sociologist Doula so far this year.
6 ways to progress in labor
You’ve probably heard about measuring progression in labor through dilation (“6 centimeters now!”, or “Ugh, I was 1 centimeter at my last appointmet” – that kind of thing). But did you know that there are five other important steps that we expect to see happen during labor? Here’s a handy breakdown of the six main ways…
Not a fan of hospital pain scales? I made you these four alternatives.
Looking for an alternative to the hospital smiley face pain scales? I got you covered. At least, if you like Parks and Rec, booze, red, or dogs.
How to administer a Catholic baptism when a baby is in danger
It’s not something most of us think about, but it can be a really important thing to know.
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