Holding Space

Holding Space

I feel like the hardest part of doulaing (if I can turn that into a verb) is doing nothing.  Many of us, myself included, feel that urge to do something when labor is going. Sometimes, though, the best thing to do during labor is to hold that space. 

What is holding space?

Holding space doesn't mean inaction.  Sometimes it can be coupled with massage or hand holding or talking.  However, many times it is almost literal in the sense that one can hold space simply by being near someone. 

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Types of Doulas and FAQ

Types of Doulas and FAQ

You're pregnant and you've just heard someone ask if you are hiring a doula. But you're sort of confused about what a doula is, what she does, and what she doesn't do. And maybe there's more than one type? Is that true? It can get confusing! Hopefully this blog post will help differentiate between the types, figure out which kind you'd like and/or need.

[Note: I use the gender pronoun "she" throughout the post, though men and/or those who do not identify as female may also become doulas and midwives. This is for simplicity's sake and not to be exclusive.]

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