The Birthing Bestie Blog

A resource space for every mama to feel confident, educated and supported throughout pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and into motherhood.

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Did you know that the average length of a doula’s career is only five years?

Let’s talk about how you can avoid burnout in your birth business, and what kinds of things we should be doing and considering as doulas to make sure that we can continue to do this work as long as it lights our soul on fire.

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it’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in our day-to-day tasks without actually stopping to say a simple “thank you” for all the little things that your partner does throughout their days to help and support you.

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I’m bringing Matt back to the Birthing Bestie Blog again this month for another Partner Perspective. He’s sharing about his main takeaways from The Empowered Pregnancy Membership, and what lessons he brought with him into the delivery room!

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You might be wondering: What is a birth philosophy? Well, a philosophy in itself is essentially the fundamental understanding of yourself. So when we are talking about a birth philosophy, we are talking about how you actually feel and think and understand birth to be in your own experience.

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Community is a huge aspect of life. As people, we want to connect with others, and as you go and grow through different chapters of life, it’s important to maintain and foster a strong community of people to love and support you!

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When it comes to the care you receive during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, you have options. Take a listen if you want to know what and who they are!

The most important thing to consider when choosing a care provider is that you feel:
– heard
– respected
– supported

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Being a doula comes with a lot of unexpected duties and unpredictable schedules, but #DoulaLife can be just as interesting to navigate for doula’s partners as it is for us birth workers. See what my partner, Matt, thinks about this wild life of doula work.

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Practicing intentional communication is an important aspect of parenting. In this Birthing Bestie Blog, I’m bringing in my husband to give his Partner Perspective on how our communication practices have helped him during pregnancy, birth and even now, two years postpartum.

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