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....

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...

6 Reasons Why Giving Birth In New Mexico Is Awesome

Although originally from Maryland, I am an extremely committed and enthusiastic New Mexican transplant. Seriously, just ask anyone who knows me. I love the sky, I love the mountains, I love the food, I love the people…and oh yeah, I really love being a doula...