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|4 Comments

Top 10 Instagram accounts for pregnancy and childbirth

I'll be the first to admit that I love Instagram. I love scrolling for pictures, posting pictures, reposting pictures, and finding like minded people around the world to connect with. The plethora of birth photos and moments available on Instagram is amazing, and the community of birth photographers and doulas on there certainly sets a high standard. [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:49+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Activism, Breastfeeding, Community, Labour and Delivery, 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

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

Down, but not out.

I moved to Calgary in August 2012.  Since moving I took on a few births, a handful of placenta clients, and provided birth pool rentals to people who heard of me through the grapevine.  There were great plans of continuing my Doula work while working towards a Midwifery degree.  Well, as it turns out, a 3.85 GPA [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is a Birth Doula?

Taken from the DONA website: The word "doula" comes from the ancient Greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during [...]

By | 2017-02-27T00:02:10+00:00 March 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments