How racism is harming pregnant women, and how maternity care can help

I just watched a video of Miriam Zoila Pérez (The Radical Doula) giving a Ted talk on racism and the effect on pregnant women of colour and how maternity care can alter the effects. First of all, wow... it makes so much sense. She begins by describing effects of your nervous system sending a flood of [...]

By | 2017-02-27T16:12:25+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Activism, LGBT, Maternity Care, Midwifery, Pregnant|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