Being with woman

Being With Woman

The lost art of Being With. The vast majority of the time, all the birthing person “needs” is the calm, confident presence of someone who believes in her. Fancy tips and tricks, directions, ideas and solutions more often than not serve to interfere and distract more than help. Sitting with, being with, breathing with. Being still with. Saying “That’s the… Read more →

delayed cord clamping

A Peaceful Third Stage – Keeping Babies & Placentas Connected

There is something so gentle about leaving the umbilical cord intake until the baby is born. It not only ensures that babies get absolutely all the blood benefits from delayed cord clamping, but also allows for a symbolically slow transition to the outside world.  I always tell my doula students and clients that the birth isn’t over until the placenta is… Read more →