Should I Use a Contraction Timer in Labor?

 As a childbirth educator I’m often asked whether or not a family should use a contraction timer. We certainly talk about how to time contractions and what the different points in time mean as they pop this information. But actually having a physical timer in hand...

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Living Life On-Call

One of the hardest parts of being a doula is not the long hours, or finding clients, or being strong enough to do back pressure for a long time - it's living life on call. Robin and Hillary, The Birth Geeks, discuss living life on call from the planning and prep,...

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DONA Postpartum Doula Reading List

If you've been thinking about becoming a postpartum doula, you might have heard of DONA International. They have a large training and certification program designed to help people become certified postpartum doulas. The certification process through...

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DONA Postpartum Doula Reading List

What If?

I love being a childbirth professional and I love engaging in conversations via social media about big issues. I get very fired up about all kinds of things like lack of informed consent, coercion, non-evidence-based practices, and the list keeps going. I think it...

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Finding the Perfect Baby for Childbirth Class

As a childbirth educator, you’ll spend a lot of time trying to find the right babies to use in class. You will want to have babies for a variety of reasons. Babies to Simulate Birth You will need a baby to use for demonstrations for the birth process. These babies...

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Choosing a baby for childbirth class. Photo © DaisyFoundationLeeds

Doulas Don’t Replace Childbirth Education

More often I’m seeing posts from people who ask: Doula or childbirth class? I sigh heavily and start typing away about why this isn’t an either or type of question. You’d never say about a hospital birth: Doctor or L&D nurse? You’d never say, midwife or...

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