Category Archives: Labour & Birth

Turning into our mothers

Turning into our mothers

Sometimes as a doula I make women cry. Sometimes without warning, the tears start to flow. But more often than not I see it coming. My questions are asked intentionally so to roll that boulder from off of that cave, to uncover her hidden burden. I want to get there. And I don’t do it to be cruel,… Read more

Space for me

Space for me

Every time I meet an expecting mother I hope she’ll find there’s space. Space for me, despite the fact that, in the case of the newcomer mother expecting her sixth baby, she is more than well aware of her body’s power. Every time I meet her I’ll look to draw out her insights about her… Read more

How it happens

How it happens

They’ll tell you you’ve changed. And it will be true. You’ll forever wear the name tag staking a claim at your former motherless self, but now you are she- an evolved version. And you’ve only just had your babe mere moments ago but you’ve changed already, yes. And you’ve changed them, too. I’ll tell you why. You’ve… Read more

Not your saving grace

Not your saving grace

I’m not your hero. In the heat of things, in your hardest hour, in your desperation, you may look to me as if I am, but it’s because you’re not thinking straight anymore. Luckily for you though, I know very well how to help you find your girl. When the change that you’ve been curious… Read more

Seven lives

Seven lives

Seven times this year I was blessed. Seven times I saw a mother made, a father created and a family born. Seven times I was reminded magic still exists. In May I returned to my work and dove in, and seven times since I was witness to brilliance and beauty, amidst the chaos, political turmoil,… Read more

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