Doula Digest: Licensed Professional Midwifes

By Namoi Starsiak On Jan. 18th, 2019 the state of Alabama issued licenses for five Certified Professional Midwifes to practice. The last time that state issued a license to a CPM was in 1976. New York...

Doula Digest – Breast Milk…it does a body good

By Naomi Starsiak I have what my family calls a Jeopardy brain. I’m really good at remembering odd bits of trivia and bringing them out at random times to amazing and astonish whomever I’m talking to....

Pain Management: So Much More than an Epidural

The number one fear I see in my clients who are having their first baby is the pain of labor. Very few new moms have seen labor in real life; and the images we...

I’m So Blue

By Naomi Starsiak After months of planning, hundreds of choices, late nights of worrying and random fears, it’s over – you’ve had the baby. Now you’re back home... and you’re crying. The weeks following childbirth can...

Doula Digest-Push It. Push It Good!

By Naomi Starsiak If I ever found a fairy and had the chance to magically change one thing about how women give birth in the US, without a second’s hesitation, my wish would be to...

Doula Digest: What Does A Doula Do?

By: Noami Starsiak When I started this column I gave a brief picture of what a doula is, today I want to broaden that picture to look at the two categories of doulas - birth...
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