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|1 Comment

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

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

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Last night my rollerderby team played an Edmonton team in Calgary.  It was fun, although several players left being hurt physically and drained emotionally.  While the bout may have physically ended on the track, after every derby bout is an afterparty, and in true derby spirit, we showed up to win the afterparty.  Out of [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Look out goals…. Here I come.

Some very exciting things are brewing in my world right now, and to be honest... they are a little too exciting to keep to myself. As you may or may not know, I moved to Lethbridge almost seven years ago to attend University.  My goal was to finish with a B.Ed. and teach Religous Studies.  [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roller Derby Doula

If you have read any of my past blog posts, you are probably aware that I think Doula's are needed in every area of life.  This includes every situation from during a tattoo session, while making bread, during a miscarriage or stillbirth, and all the way to during the death process.  Well, I now have another area of life where [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 April 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The “Un-doula” Doula

What is an "un-doula doula" you ask?  Well, it's a Doula that is unable to act as a doula for various reasons, be it work, school, single-motherhood, you name it.  Yet at the same time, while not able to physically attend births, she is still available for the myriad of other birth/postpartum related needs.  Take [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments