The secret role of a physiology-informed birth doula

Recently, I happily encountered a mother whom I had supported during her labour and delivery several months ago. It was exciting to see her with her baby, now older and with more personality. Naturally, the topic of her birth came up. “I can’t ever forget your sweet voice and calming presence,” she told me. SheContinue reading “The secret role of a physiology-informed birth doula”

The value of diversifying our healthcare expert resource list

There’s just gotta be more to explain than just medication and gas, she thought with frustration, as she left the doctor’s office with an empty heart and a prescription note in her hand. A mother had just brought her infant, who was a little over one month old, to the doctor’s office. Her baby wasContinue reading “The value of diversifying our healthcare expert resource list”

How Birth to Life was born: A brief story of why I became a doula

Birth to Life was born with both its literal and metaphoric intentions. I dedicate it to the words of Mark Twain, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Growing up, I knew I wanted to work in a field where IContinue reading “How Birth to Life was born: A brief story of why I became a doula”