Doula School Alumni: Coffee with Karen
Sometimes you meet someone and it just clicks. It has been my experience that the most professional doulas (and the ones with the largest hearts) are those who embrace each other; fostering a sense of camaraderie and forging long-standing friendships along the way. All of the above can be said of my dear doula friend Karen, who sends me wonderful voice notes from Zimbabwe.
10 Tips to LEVEL UP Your Doula Practice
How special that someone would ask to learn from my journey! We had an energizing conversation, and I was reminded that it can be super helpful to have that advice when you’re just starting out, or looking to take your doula business to the next level.
Is TENS the Best Kept Labour Secret?
As of late, the TENS machine is the labour tool on everyone’s lips. Hospitals and maternity wards often promote its use as a comfort measure during labour, and many who used one swear by it. So what is TENS, and is it really worth the buzz?
Birthing in a Pandemic: To Doula, or Not to Doula?
And Just Like That, Omicron, the variant on absolutely no-one’s Christmas list, has put all of our plans for 2022 on ice. A swathe of lockdown measures and hospital restrictions have been swiftly reinstated around the world: “With rising Omicron cases in the community, the…
A Day in the Life of a Doula
The first thing you should know about a normal day in the life of a doula is that there is no such thing as a normal day in the life of a doula. Postpartum soup-making, poring over birth books, and capturing the exact moment someone…
The River In Me – Zoe’s Doula Journey
There’s a beautiful river trail that runs through Kungarakan and Marranunggu land, near where my parents live. It begins with a series of rock pools, meandering down through curves and twists in the river bed. You can follow the path alongside it; at times it…