Posts in the ‘Medical’ Category

The Next Chapter

This journey started long before the day of the birth.  Long before conception. So many chapters to this child’s story. And so when things started to happen, it felt like it had taken forever to get there and was going slow, but then all at once it felt so fast. Five days before her 40

The journey home

2018 was the year of wild birth stories, and this one is right up there full of surprise and absolutely unexpected! There is something about being pregnant that has the potential to bring out the ‘knowing’ that we all have. This Birther was always full of questions about this new journey she was on, but

Devoted

The importance of feeling safe, supported and centered can never be emphasized enough when it comes to pregnancy and birth. This birth journey started out with some challenges because of late stage pregnancy care provider changes that were out of their control, which led to uncertainty about the birth location and a general feeling of

Timing is everything

It was their third time walking the birth path. The first two births were so different from each other that they were ready for anything, or they thought they were! She had a restless night with the same kind of feelings she had before her second son was born. The discomfort was manageable but not

Birth power

This birthing team did all the things to set the stage for a quiet, gentle birth experience this time. We knew it would be intense, and probably compressed, but we thought we could manage the pace, be ahead of it all. We couldn’t account for her birth power, that deep untamed wild within her.  We

Moving in the direction of Flow

After a full night of achey labourey feels it felt like it had all gone away once she got up and walked around. Okay, so maybe not today? But soon right?  We had been waiting a week already, it felt like it was time. And then a few hours into the day she was pretty

2017 Stats!

2017 Stats! Over the course of the 2017 year, Foundations Doulas spent 364 hours supporting families during their birth experience. This averages out to 12 hours for the primiparous or first time birthers, and 7.5 hours with the multiparous or second, third, fourth etc birther.   Or another way to look at it is, we spent

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