Birth=Improv? Yes, and… No

Birth=Improv? Yes, and… No

Recently, I took part in an “Intro to Improv” class with about 25 other nervous-but-willing adults — none of whom had ever done improv before in their lives! Nevertheless, we all showed up, ready to fully engage with one another in this new experience. For those of...
Sea Turtles Laying Their Eggs

Sea Turtles Laying Their Eggs

We get off the boat and walk single file through back alleys and across the soccer field in the tiny town of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. Fernando, our guide, leads us through the grass and mud, pointing out the larger puddles so our group ranging in age from 8 to 48 might...
Being Present

Being Present

Or, “The True Gift of Labor Support” I got called out of retirement and had the privilege and honor of being the doula at the birth of Baby M born just over two months ago. I’ve been asked by many couples over the years if I would consider being their...
Mind The Gap!

Mind The Gap!

“Mind The Gap” This is a phrase that was introduced in 1969 as part of the London Underground to alert passengers of the space that exists between the subway platform and the train. But what about the gap that exists between expectations and reality? I call it:...
In My Humble Opinion…

In My Humble Opinion…

So, the world of birth is abuzz this month as ACOG (The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) has released their newest Committee Opinion: “Approaches to Limit Interventions During Labor and Birth.” This opinion might have left some scratching their...

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