It's not something most of us think about, but it can be a really important thing to know.
Doula life: What is it like to be a lactating doula?
Let’s be honest about the vaccine
How to get updates on local covid-19 hospital policies regarding doulas
Every Thursday, I call my local hospitals (Beacon Memorial in South Bend; St. Joe in Mishawaka; and Elkhart General in Elkhart) and check in on the hospital policies. In the upheaval of the pandemic, I want to make sure I know the latest info and I have what I need in order to practice at… Continue reading How to get updates on local covid-19 hospital policies regarding doulas
How to support moms after the COVID baby bust
I recently wrote for FemCatholic a bit about my dissertation and doula work and what I've heard the most from parents and those thinking about entering parenthood in the past year: "I don't know if I can do this." Do you want to support them? I have some ideas for how you can do that.… Continue reading How to support moms after the COVID baby bust
How I used the pandemic to strengthen my research: Notre Dame’s update on my dissertation
Terms Explained: what is Wharton’s jelly?
Why I (a labor doula) hired a labor doula
17 ways to bring beauty to a suffering world right now
If February, the pandemic, politics, or the weather has got you down, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with negativity. In the spirit of finding beauty and helping others in the face of feelings of loss, here are 17 ways to bring beauty to a suffering world right now. I wrote these ideas aiming… Continue reading 17 ways to bring beauty to a suffering world right now
When people ask me what it was like to have a baby during a pandemic, I have an easy answer and a hard answer.
The easy answer goes, “It was tough laboring and pushing in a mask. I’m grateful that the nurses let me take it off a lot.”
The hard answer is more complicated. It goes something like, “I feel like we had to skip parts.”