I remember clearly the first time I walked into my local midwives’ office for my first pregnancy. There were smiles and earthy paintings of birthing mothers on the walls and I felt at ease…Read More
Pride month in Kingston is a very exciting time of year! This year marks the 30th anniversary of Pride in Kingston, Ontario as well as the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked the phenomenon of Pride.
May 5 is International Day of the Midwife.
As a doula and a mother who has given birth to three children under the care of midwives, I’d like to celebrate midwives and the work they do. I’d like to talk a bit about what midwives are, what kind of care they provide, and where doulas fit into the picture for those who chose to give birth with midwives.Read More
April 7th is World Health Day. This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) theme is Universal Health Coverage.
I thought I should underline this day because the WHO is promoting women’s health in such meaningful ways. In February 2018, the WHO published a new guideline on intrapartum care. I find this very encouraging for doulas.Read More
The month of March begins with Zero Discrimination Day (March 1st), and March 8th is International Women’s Day. In honour of these days, we thought it worthwhile to look at some of the various realities in which birthing happens across the world, and some of the challenges still faced by many.Read More