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...

I am becoming a Certified Lactation Educator!

Last week, I had the pleasure of taking a CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator workshop with the lovely Katrina Fuller (of Natural Nesters in Hobbs, NM) and eight other amazing women from all over the state of New Mexico. This was the first step I’ve taken towards...
Where To Get An Awesome Pregnancy Massage In Albuquerque

Where To Get An Awesome Pregnancy Massage In Albuquerque

Being pregnant is many things: exhilarating, wondrous, exciting, inspiring. It can also be uncomfortable, sweaty, and achy, especially as you creep up towards 40 weeks. After all, you’re growing another human inside your body….and no one said that’s...