TENS: The Forgotten Labor Comfort Tool

TENS: The Forgotten Labor Comfort Tool

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a TENS unit training with Penny Bussell Stansfield, a DONA doula trainer. But what is TENS, you ask, and why are you writing about it on a doula blog? Well, TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation....

What Is A Prenatal Doula?

Ever heard of a prenatal doula? It’s a relatively new service being offered to parents around the country, focused specifically on support and education before you have your baby. I recently began offering prenatal doula support to parents in Albuquerque, in...

Birth & Pregnancy Podcasts: Another Way To Learn & Prepare

I’ve never really been much of a podcast person. I guess I often feel like if I’m going to listen to something, I want it to be music. But recently, I (like almost everyone else I know) got sucked into the super addictive Serial podcast, which led me to be...