Feb 12, 2014
I love this photo. It so perfectly captures the moment Enzo was brought into the world. It was a moment of pure joy. I had done it, a beautiful, fast, unmedicated birth.
Welcome earth-side Enzo Joseph. The Diamond Doula, otherwise known to you as Mommy, loves you so-
Sep 15, 2013
Guess what folks? The Diamond Doula has her third little gem on the way!! I am in my third trimester and expect the little one to make HIS appearance around Halloween give or take a few weeks.
This pregnancy has been a bit of a doozy. I was very sick for the first 14 weeks, much sicker than with my other two pregnancies. Once I came out of that, we experienced a death in the family that rocked my world. This wee one has been through quite a lot and is yet to see the light of day. For this reason, I know he will be a special boy and will bring only wonderful things to our family and the world.
I am happy to say that I have been working as a doula throughout my pregnancy. In fact, I have 1 client left waiting to deliver any day now. I can just hear the hospital staff now with all the, 'which one of you is here to have the baby today?' jokes... Despite the regular third trimester stuff like occasional back pain, tiredness and general discomfort, I feel ready to assist this first time mom with the arrival of her little diamond.
I will be taking a maternity leave from doula work until approximately February 1, but I will keep you all up to date with the specifics of that as the time draws closer.
In the meantime, wish me luck with my special delivery. And yes, I will have a doula. No other than the OG, DOULA1 license plate holder herself, my mom, Mary Weiss Fauls. I hope she'll give me a discount...
May 9, 2013
Thank you Sheridan Road Magazine for doing such a wonderful article on not only Diamond Doula Care, but doulas in general. Any mainstream exposure to doula care is a major win for the profession and DDC is thrilled to have been the conduit.
And finally- the Doula Mobile is getting the street cred it deserves for being so awesome!
Feb 22, 2013
Here I am with my mom, my doula mentor Mary Fauls. She has been a doula for 15 years and often acts as my back-up. She is the BEST.
*Note she is sitting on a yoga ball, such a doula move.
Dec 12, 2012
Your very own Diamond Doula attened the Botanic Garden's 2012 Harvest Ball with my dashing hubby.
Nov 26, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
Me and the matriarch of all doulas, Penny Simkin, at the 2012 DONA International conference in Cancun Mexico