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50 Births!

Updated: Sep 2, 2022


50 | F I F T Y


Last week I reached my 50th (&51st) birth!!


It’s a big milestone for me! When I started my doula training I’d never even seen a birth before. Here I am 50 births later.


I have a birth journal that I record each birth that I attend and what I learned. Here are a few of things I’ve learned


Sometimes sitting in the corner and encouraging is all moms need


Pain meds are not a failure, moms need that reminder


Always make sure hose is in the toilet before you plug in the pump


Building trust and jumping in even when you’ve never met the mom goes a long way


Be a reassuring voice. It’s not always hands on.


Birth can be nuts


There is a time and a place for every. Intervention.


How to help navigate deviations from birth plans


Spinning babies is super effective


Sometimes mom never gets in a consistent labor pattern and baby still is born


Gentle massage is a great distraction


Breech birth is equal parts awesome and adrenaline pumping


Sometimes knowing the doula is on the way can cause you to progress


Delicate balance between rest and movement


The birthing smell is a real thing


“Wiggle your toes”


People love the fan


- just to name a few.


Thanks to my husband and kids for hearing me say “I’m so tired” all day long 50 times. And specifically to my husband for holding down the fort while I am gone doing something I love so much.


Here is to 500 more!! 🥂



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