Bearing Witness to a Miracle: AFE on the Farm

I don't typically share my clients' birth stories. As a doula, I bear witness, hold space and keep stories, but I don't share those stories with anyone outside the birthing team. However, I feel like this birth story needs to be told. So with permission from my client, I present to you the birth that [...]

By | 2017-12-01T17:59:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|AFE, Doula, Labour and Delivery, Midwifery|1 Comment

What Exactly is a Full Spectrum Doula?

The word doula is derived from the Greek word δούλα, meaning female slave or woman servant. I personally don't like to gender support, so without the gendering, it's someone who is of service. The common definitions you'll come across if you google it include: A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:49+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Baby loss, Doula, Full Spectrum Doula|0 Comments

What’s with the new name?

Today is the re-launching of Offbeat Doula! (formerly known as Earthy Birthy Doula) I know many people will wonder why I have decided to completely rebrand, so here is a little explanation. When I first started the Earthy Birthy Doula blog, it was not meant to be my business name. It was initially just meant [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Doula, LGBT|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

Hug a Doula today!

World Doula week started yesterday (March 22) to coincide with spring equinox, which represents the return of fertility in various cultures. "The purpose of World Doula Week ("WDW") is to empower doulas all over the world to improve the physiological, social, emotional, and psychological health of women, newborns and families in birth and in the postpartum [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Doula, World Doula Week|0 Comments