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May 30, 2017

Five Tips for Settling in After Baby: Postpartum Care

As a birth and postpartum doula I have the privilege of working with parents in the brand new weeks of fresh and raw parenthood. Those weeks are glorious and all together wildly consuming. They take all of you. They...

May 21, 2017

  International Doula Month occurs every May. We use this month to celebrate and show our appreciation of doula’s. It’s also a great time to raise awareness of what exactly it is a doula does. This Doula Month  2017  Island Birth Association has the honor of hosting th...

April 29, 2016

Being a mom is a full time job. On top of caring for our children and nurturing our relationships there are the demands of life such as work and chores. A little over a year ago I found what I like to call my guilty pleasure. Listening to podcasts. I can listen when I’...

April 11, 2016

On Mondays we highlight our members so you can get to know the Island Birth Association community a little better! This Monday we meet Erica of Badass Birthing, who is also an Island Birth Association founding board member.

Tell us a little about yourself and your busin...

April 8, 2016

Regardless of what the experience is, we all go into endeavors with some level of expectation regarding how it will go. Expectations are great as long as they are also realistic and flexible in nature.

 

Let’s talk about the common expectations that many pregnant women h...

March 18, 2016

As a doula, one thing I often ask is if a client has a playlist for labor.  Not only does hearing your favorite songs make you happy, but in my experience a labor playlist can also keep you focused, help relax you, help you progress with labor, and help you find your r...

March 2, 2016

We are so excited to bring this new resource to families and birth professionals on and around Whidbey Island! We are a group of birth professionals, advocates, and parents who are passionate about birth, and want families to be able to connect with care providers with...

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