Educational Book Recommendations

Childbirth: Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, Sarah Buckley The Thinking Woman’s Guide To A Better Birth, Henci Goer Rediscovering Birth, Sheila Kitzinger Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth Breastfeeding: Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding Newborn and Parenting The Baby Book, Dr. William Sears The Newborn As A Person, J. Keven Nugent Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves,… Read more →


November Home Birth

  I wanted to send a note to thank you again for your presence at our birth, and all that you did for us. From my hazy perspective, your voice and your breath coached me through the strongest pains. Your three promises kept me real, and believing that all would come to an end. Our pre-birth meetings had prepared me… Read more →

Building a Doula Business

In addition to attending births as a birth doula and teaching prenatal classes, I also teach a well-known doula training course. Part of what we teach in our Wise Woman Way of Birth course is an introduction to the¬†business side of being a doula. ¬†Here is a video and some readings on how I built my doula practice: How I… Read more →

Keeping boys intact

Educating about circumcision: don’t be afraid

Circumcision is a contentious issue in our country, and many people shy away from discussing it for fear of offending anyone who is circumcised, circumcised their child, or who is planning to circumcise their child. This procedure is painful and has serious repercussions for males, and avoiding providing education and information on this important topic does a disservice to people… Read more →