This year was big for Birthing Confidence. I left my full time job to pursue birth work full time and started taking doula clients. I also began teaching a lot more classes at some of the area hospitals. I started taking doula clients in September and as I wrap up the year, I feel so blessed to have witnessed 9 births just in these past four months.Read More
I have the best job in the whole world. I get to watch miracles happen.Read More
A friend once told me that life is just a series of changing seasons. They are seasons that come with growth, age, and experience. Some are met with dread, and others anticipation and delight. Kind of like the four seasons we are lucky to have here in Virginia.Read More
What is a postpartum doula, when do you need one, and what will they do for you?Read More
This past weekend I was honored to represent Lamaze International at the March for Moms event in Washington, DC. The mission of the March of Moms is to address the means that will improve the health of childbearing families.
It was an emotional weekend full of birth stories and postpartum stories. It was a weekend that exposed the ugliness of our maternal health care system... or lack thereof.
But it was also an inspiring weekend where women and men from all walks of life came together to demand more. To demand better. I felt blessed to be a part of it.
The message I came with was simple. Educating ourselves is something we all can do. Yes, the system is broken and we have a long way to go, but childbirth education is something we don't have to rely on Washington for.
Here is what I said...Read More