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?
What’s the deal with placenta consumption?
How getting an epidural is like making a poke cake
How getting an epidural is like making cookies
4 reasons to hire a doula when you’re planning to get an epidural
Exploring Mary’s Birth Story: what the debate about Jesus’ delivery can teach us
As you probably know if you've followed this blog for a while or if you've met me in real life, my Catholic faith informs a lot of my understanding of birth and death. So, as a Christmas special, I want to share with you a piece I wrote earlier this year about Mary's birth story and Jesus' delivery.
What to bring to the hospital for labor
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
Building community – and rebuilding it when trucks drive through your walls: an interview with the doula behind The Mother Well
In which I mostly interview Victoria – about her work as a doula, the resources for parents she’s created at Mother Well Doula, her secret life as a young adult fiction writer, and her advice for being a mom and a small business owner –, and then, for a few minutes at the end, we have a back-and-forth conversation about doulas and privacy.