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Posts Tagged "sacred"

Dehumanization of women in childbirth and How to Avoid it

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Dehumanization of women in childbirth and How to Avoid it

“If we provide an environment that is fearful, anxiety provoking, and deeply suspicious of nature, one that we aim to command and control, rather than to trust, then an inability to birth naturally becomes a self-fulfilling outcome in many of those who actually have the inherent ability to give birth.” Dr. Amali Lokugamage Modern obstetric care is not wellness oriented, but rather problem oriented, always on the lookout for complications or potential problems, which doctors must stay a step...

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“What is Your Track Record?”

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Blog Posts |

“What is Your Track Record?”

Recently I was asked a question by an expectant mother who called to inquire into birth doula services. “What is your track record”, she asked, “for realizing unmedicated vaginal birth outcomes, versus medicated births, as well as cesareans?” This question, I must admit, caused a very strong emotional response, and I have been musing on it since yesterday. It made me think firstly that it was interesting that she asked this question very openly and forthrightly, a few do. Most leave this as an...

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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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