How to Choose a Doula

So you’ve heard about doulas and learned what we do and don’t do.  You’ve done some reading and realize that you want the birth of your...

Writing a Birth Story

Birth stories are common to find online these days, usually written by a Mom who has recently had a baby and wants to share her...

What I Learned From the Rebozo Workshop

Last Friday I attended a workshop in Cypress by doula and birth advocate Gena Kirby, about the many uses of rebozos during pregnancy,...

The Day I Became DONA-Certified

It’s official! I am Stephanie Neunuebel, CD(DONA)! I have experienced a whirlwind of emotions over the past two weeks.  Last week I...

Why I Became A Doula

This week, starting today, is World Doula Week!  I feel so blessed to be part of a profession where we all truly love our work- I have...

To Certify or Not to Certify?

It’s hard for me to believe that in March I will be approaching the one-year mark of my training!  I thought for sure I’d have my births...

Writing a “Birth Preference” Sheet

Many women talk about having a “birth plan” to share with their care providers before and during labor.  It’s a good idea to start...

A New Direction: What Do You Want To See?

I apologize, I’ve been neglectful of my blog! I think this happens at some point for all bloggers, but sadly my time has come sooner than...

Doulas Serve Dads Too!

A common question doulas receive isn’t from mothers, it’s from the dads!  Most fathers are concerned that a doula might “come between”...

The Doula Book- My Thoughts

As part of my training for DONA, I’m required to read several books on their lists.  One book is called The Doula Book, and the title...

5 Doula Myths

I came across this article today entitled 5 Doula Myths Debunked.  (This blog, Peaceful Parenting, is one of my favorites!)  The author...