Rent or Buy. The Birth Pool Dilemma

The options available for birthing families are endless nowadays. You can choose where you have your baby, with who, and how. While this has made birthing wonderful in so many ways, it has also made it a little overwhelming for some. All the choices can be daunting. So let's say you've decided you want to have [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Waterbirth|0 Comments

On Inclusion and Authenticity

I am an inclusive doula. I also work hard to make sure my clients know my authentic self, just as I want to know their authentic selves. I love diversity. I love meeting all sorts of people with diverse lifestyles and varying past experiences. I believe that diversity keeps us grounded in reality and allows us the opportunity [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Doula, LGBT|0 Comments

I can wear your baby

I don't wear my babies anymore. I often miss it, although I cherish the memories I have with my little ones tied on to me. I wore my youngest until I physically could not wear her any longer, and even now at age seven, she would want to go in my Amauti if I let her. [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Babywearing|0 Comments

#straightoutta

I have not seen "Straight Outta Compton," although I did drop my teenager off to see it last week for his birthday. He says it's great... but he is 15, so take that with a grain of salt.  Whatever the case, after the release of the movie, I noticed a handful of hilarious memes popping [...]

By | 2017-02-26T23:51:42+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

KangarooCare Giveaway

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, I have an incredibly beautiful breastfeeding/babywearing necklace available for one of my lucky readers. The necklace comes to us all the way from Estonia, and is made of Apple wood and 100% cotton. Wooden beads are naturally antibacterial, and are nice for babies to play with or chew on. "Breastfeeding & [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Breastfeeding, Giveaways|0 Comments

World Breastfeeding Week 2015

Breastfeeding success is not determined entirely on a simple, "yes I'm going to breastfeed", or "no, I don't think I will breastfeed." Certain systems are put in place which can either support and enable breastfeeding, or they can restrict the success greatly. I really think the hyper sexualization of the female breast causes a lot [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Breastfeeding|0 Comments

Maternity + Cocktail = Mocktail

It's patio season. That time of the year when the bar blenders run on overdrive, beers are best served upside down in margaritas, and people shamelessly lick the edges of their cups like a deranged toddler. It's not nearly as awesome when you're expecting and you can't order any drinks without putting "virgin" in front [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More options for your waterbirth

Offbeat Doula just acquired another birth pool available for rent! I'm happy to announce that I now have an Aquaborn Eco Birth Pool along with the Birth Pool in a Box! Every pool rental comes with the following accessories: Hose to fill and drain pool Faucet adapter Electric air pump to blow up pool Submersible water pump [...]

By | 2018-11-08T17:46:02+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Waterbirth|0 Comments

Adventures in placenta prints 

I have been experimenting with Tree of Life placenta prints lately. I love art like crazy, so adding various mediums to placenta prints is really appealing to me. First I tried just straight up paint, and painted on roots, branches, and a little heart. I really love the way this one turned out.     The [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments