Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb? (click link above to read on Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to spur healthy brain development; calcium to beContinue reading “Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?”

What Does a Doula Do? (click link to read the entire interview on I got asked today whether I support women who already have a birth partner, usually their life partner, and yes I do. I think being a doula supporting almost 100 births, I must have done maybe five where there wasn’t also a birth partner present.Continue reading “What Does a Doula Do?”

How to Align Baby for an Easier, Faster Birth (click to read) Your baby has an active role in her birth. She must rotate and tuck, hold and kick her body in certain ways to be born. These movements, called cardinal movements, are instinctive to babies and differ for babies in different positions. Our babies and bodies birth quickest and safest when the babyContinue reading “How to Align Baby for an Easier, Faster Birth”