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

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

In the trenches again for funded midwifery

In 2008 I organized the International Day of the Midwife rally in Lethbridge, AB. This rally was different than previous years of celebration, because this time we had a clear message. There were 5 rallies across Alberta happening simultaneously, and we all had one mission. Our mission was to have our voices heard, and demand [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:49+00:00 January 14th, 2016|Midwifery|0 Comments