Why is consent so crucial? A substantial proportion of U.S. female and male adults have experienced some form of sexual violence, stalking, or intimate partner violence at least once during their lifetimes (1). It is a fact that most of us have or will experience […]
What are Fixed Mindsets & Growth Mindsets? “More and more research is suggesting that, far from being simply encoded in the genes, much of personality is a flexible and dynamic thing that changes over the lifespan and is shaped by experience.” – Carol Dweck It was […]
My Experience with S.A.D. Last year I experienced seasonal affective disorder for the first time that I can remember. Several of my family members have combated depression throughout my life. I lost my younger brother when he was 18 to depression. Yet, when I began […]
A common misconception about doulas is that they are only for high-income families. As a doula, I provide prenatal support, prenatal meetings, birth preference investigation & creation, labor and birth support, two weeks of postpartum support, and more. I value the privilege of getting to be a part […]
rious changes may finally be underway to save the lives of new mothers. The U.S. Senate made a massive step towards safer births on December 13th by passing the ‘Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018’ by unanimous consent.
In order to understand how I am passionately fighting for women’s rights as a birth professional, you need to first understand the immense issue of Obstetric Violence. What is Obstetric Violence? “Obstetric violence is a specific type of violation of women’s rights, including the […]