I'm excited to announce that I have earned my birth doula certification with DONA International! I've been a certified birth doula for a while, but I wanted to earn the DONA International certification for a couple of reasons: First, DONA International is a part of all of the national and state-level conversations about insurance coverage… Continue reading I’m a certified doula — again!
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 people progress in labor.
Did you know that, in the United States: Black embryos and fetuses are up to twice as likely to be lost to miscarriage as white embryos?Black fetuses are more than twice as likely to be lost to stillbirth as white fetuses?Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related condition than white women? Read more of my latest… Continue reading We need to talk about racism in healthcare for pregnant mothers