I'm dedicated to supporting parents. Here's what that looks like this week.
My conference talk on miscarriage and the Fall
A few months back, I had the honor of speaking at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture Fall Conference on a panel entitled "On Death and Natural Evils." I spoke about miscarriage and the Fall, specifically addressing some of the pain points that I and other loss parents can encounter in Catholic discussions… Continue reading My conference talk on miscarriage and the Fall
Three presentations I’m excited to give this weekend
Introducing a new training: Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss
Have you ever thought about becoming a doula?
2021 year in review
3 ways to prepare for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in the United States, and has been since the 1988 Congress and Ronald Reagan declared it to be so every year. Additionally, in 2001, the House of Representatives declared October 15 to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. October also includes Baby Loss Awareness Week (UK, 9 October – 15 October) and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day (Canada, October 15, and Australia, October 15). Here are three ways you can prepare for these important commemorations.
Announcing: the AbbytheSociologistDoula Facebook page!
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.