Tag: birth

January Baby

My friend Staci asked me to be her doula and invited a few friends to her birth. I thought her asking me to be her doula was her just being nice but she really did want me there. I say that because, that happens to me sometimes. I hear women say “oh yeah, I totally want a doula, or you…

July Baby

I attended my 3rd birth in July and it was great! Tawni did so awesome and I felt like I really helped even though I couldn’t do much physically for her. Just being there for her seemed to help the most. Enjoy.   Since before Tawni’s due date I have been worried that her baby would come so fast and…

A doula is for everyone!

07/23/15   Dear Potential Client,   I’ve been passing out my business cards to pregnant mamas that I see around town, maybe I’ve given you one? Just so you know, this is hard for me because:   A. I don’t want to be wrong (I’ve been wrong before about thinking that someone is pregnant, it’s the worst… for both parties,…

have a baby

At one point in my life I was determined to be single, never have any babies and travel the world. I had these two great aunts who lived in San Francisco, they had moved there just after high school and were independent career ladies. They both got married later in life, near forty I would guess, and they both never…

april birth from my perspective

Dannelle was referred to me through Christy. I was so glad she took a chance on me even though I had not attended a birth yet. At all of our prenatal appointments I felt that Dannelle and Bryce were so prepared. I was so glad to be her doula but a little worried I wouldn’t be able to do much…

april baby

In April I attended my first birth as a doula! This was a long labor with an outcome that I didn’t expect. I plan to share my experience of the event as well, but for now, here is Dannelle’s story: dannelleballian.wordpress.com Enjoy, and share the love! Leave her a comment if her story spoke to you!

consider hiring a doula

  A doula is someone who supports a woman during labor. Doulas can assist with massage, holding your hands, cheerleading (loud or quiet, or not at all), or taking a picture if you need. Basically a doula is there for you, to help you feel more comfortable, confident, and more informed.  A doula is for any mama. SHORTER LABOR In…

thoughts on birth

Lately I’ve been reflecting on birth and how wonderful it is. Labor and delivery of a new babe is one of those moments where everyone around feels so alive. Mamas especially. It’s this incredible moment when you get to hold your baby for the first time and you have this rush of endorphins, it’s just so magical. I think this…