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“A Tale Told By An Idiot”, or a Time of Wondrous Celebration?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog Posts |

“A Tale Told By An Idiot”, or a Time of Wondrous Celebration?

I heard again a line from Macbeth today, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” It made me think of where we are today with active management of labor and defensive medicine practices, that it is birth stripped of its meaning, its sacredness, wherein mother and child are seen as less than the divine beings which they each truly...

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Doula or Birth Guardian?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Doula or Birth Guardian?

I have often thought that I am just not really enamoured of the name “doula”, for the service I provide. I am also not too crazy about being named after the top “servant in the household”, as doula is explained to describe. Yes, I do serve and support my clients, but I believe a doula’s role is so much more than either the terms “doula”, or “servant” represent. In my mission statement I have likened the role of a doula to that of the Native American Faitherkeeper. “In the Native American...

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