I love this birth story of one of Kaz’s clients from before we started working so closely together. Make sure you check out the amazing photos. Thanks, Ash, for sharing your story with us!The night before hard labour began, I experienced waves of mild lower uterine cramping & back pain; manageable, but pronounced enough to wake me up from time… Read more →
While doulas have been growing in popularity for their work related to childbirth and the early postpartum period, their value in all areas of reproductive health is just beginning to percolate in the public eye. Traditionally, the people who attended the births in their communities provided support during ALL areas of reproductive health. Preconception, fertility, preventing pregnancy, miscarriage and loss,… Read more →
Ah, the time of waiting. The time between when you are “due” and the time when your baby actually comes. The time when every other text message is something along the lines of “any news?”, “baby yet?”, “so…. anything exciting happening over there?”. The time when people say things like “you haven’t been induced yet?!” “I hope your baby… Read more →
I have had so many conversations recently with peers who are trying to get pregnant (and some planning to avoid pregnancy) that I think it’s time to do a little P.S.A. There is some incredibly simple and important information about your cycle that we all *should have* learned in high school biology class, but for some reason didn’t, and to… Read more →
The placenta is one of the most amazing organs of the human body. Whenever we can, we try to show our doula students a real placenta in doula training.
Check out this video tour of the anatomy of the placenta, amniotic sac and umbilical cord!
If you are interested in our Wise Woman Way of Birth doula training program, visit our course page!