Dou-la vs. Be-la and why we should talk more about emotional labor support

Dou-la vs. Be-la and why we should talk more about emotional labor support

You asked for it, you got it. Here’s my first ever vlog for you.

No personal stories, straight to the point, let’s talk about some solutions. Raw, unscripted, unfiltered, didn’t even put any make-up on this morning…just me offering some solutions.

This short (under 6 min) video is geared more toward birth workers (midwives, doulas, midwifery students and apprentices etc…) so if you’re not one, this could get a little deep. I’d love you to watch it anyway though.

As doulas, we get caught up in a lot of mumbo jumbo about what exactly to DO to help a women in labor. Our job is defined by our ability to physically AND emotionally support a women through labor and birth. But, what exactly does emotional labor support mean to you?

Watch the video to find out what it means to me and please leave a comment in the comments section below letting us know what it means for you. We’d LOVE to know!

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4 Reasons to Start a Yoga Practice While Pregnant

4 Reasons to Start a Yoga Practice While Pregnant

What is yoga to you? It may be nothing yet. But, if you’re pregnant, there’s never been a better time for you to find out.

For me, yoga is about connection – connection with my body. It’s a set aside time of the day to go within and listen to my body’s inner wisdom and find out what it needs to remain or get in balance.

In our culture, women are more disconnected than ever. We’re disconnected from each other, from our baby, from ourselves (specifically our pelvic bowl/womb space, and our body wisdom).

Starting a yoga practice while pregnant can get you back in touch with each of these aspects to help you restore balance, connection, strength and flexibility in your life – all of which are essential for a great birth experience.

4 reasons to start a yoga practice while pregnant are:

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