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...
What I Want For Families

What I Want For Families

My vocation, my sense of calling as a human being at this point in my life, both in and beyond job and title is to help families to have their own PBE… Positive Birth Experience. I’ve written before about how the work that I do with families is my true...

And The Oscar Goes To…

Just yesterday, I taught a “Comfort In Labor” class. It’s a short and sweet intensive class that examines the mind/body connection and the power of relaxation, rhythm and ritual as coping tools for labor and delivery. We practice the #1 comfort measure –...

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