A good birth is more than just giving thanks that no one died .
Healthy mom – healthy baby ?
We won’t save lives by lowering expectations!
It’s not unreasonable to expect birth to be powerful , enriching , and transcendent ! And it’s not unreasonable to expect vibrant health for a mother and her child postpartum and a long life afterwards !
Let’s reach for this !
Yesterday in the early morning hours, the city of San Francisco welcomed a new citizen !
Say hello to baby Miles! He is his parents’ prize after a very challenging labor . May this beautiful family grow in love and light together . May this son ever be the delight of his parents’ life. May he grow to be strong, loving, and brilliant; fed by the love so deeply felt by these parents for their first born child !
And may we, his community strive to be worthy of this sparking new life!
Doula means servant .
How does one serve with dignity?
Under patriarchy , these concepts seem to oppose each other.
Free from that affliction – it’s possible to see how compassionate humans serve each other every day. Taking turns;giving and receiving.
It’s no step down to serve – for tomorrow it may be you in need , and grateful that someone knelt a bit – or put up with much – for you .
Samsarah Morgan , doula
From Doula Samsarah
Doula Momma Samsarah Announces with pride the birth of the 1000th baby in her private practice ! This is baby Emmi and her wonderful parents. I’d like to thank them and all of the amazing parents I have served over the past 38 years. Thank you for allowing me to live what I know is my life’s purpose, thank you for helping me to grow into a wise clear adult ! Thank you for your trust and for allowing me to be one of the first people to truly love your little angel!