Have you ever witnessed *real* birth?


Not that Hollywood depiction of the water breaking in the restaurant, race to the hospital, “hee-hee-hoo”, some comical exchange between dad and the doctor, and then a baby born two minutes later.  Nope.  I’m talking about REAL birth.  Want to know how labor really looks, and see the unbelievable strength and power women gather as they bring their babies into the world?  The support they need, the safety and security of having their babies exactly as they wish, with providers and people around them that believe in them and tirelessly strive to protect their space and their desires?

Well.  Let me tell you about a place you can see just that – LIVE – from your own home!

I’ll get to that in just a second, but first I’m going to back up a bit — because it’s World Doula Month!

Every year in May, Doulas celebrate our mission and the work we are passionate about: touching lives, encouraging and supporting mothers and their families, and impacting birth around the world.  This May, I am DELIGHTED to have been chosen as Doula of the Month fromBirthTUBE

BIrthTUBE is a fantastic, quickly growing group on Facebook where women and their partners can share live video from their births, as they unfold.  Their website is coming soon, but for now you can follow them on FB and Insta!  What better time than #worlddoulamonth to share about #realbirth from the place where it can be witnessed, live, as it is happening, unhindered and uninterrupted!?  Join the group and share!

Thanks, BirthTUBE for the awesome work you are doing normalizing birth and showing the world that mothers are fierce, strong, capable, and wise.  As their bio on Facebook states, “When you change the way you view birth, the way you birth will change.”

(…and thank you again and again for choosing me as your Doula of the Month!  What an honor!)  #doulasbenefiteveryone



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