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"Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body and your spirit for the rest of your life." - Ina May Gaskin {Be Always Blooming Birth Services, bealwaysblooming.com, inspirational birth quotes, birth affirmations, watercolor by @loniloniloni}

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Why Everyone Deserves a Doula

Doulaing: The act of educating, loving, respecting, listening, embracing, advocating for and assisting a woman prenatally, during labor, childbirth, and after

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DOULA: A woman who serves. A specially trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth. …

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It’s International Doula Week, and since a few of our PAXmoms are doulas, we wanted to share this amazing meme with you! Please feel free to post and share as well! Birth is a passion of PAXmommy Jillian’s and birth photography is the best of both worlds coinciding into one perfect moment! Thank you, PAXfriend Gabrielle for this! <3

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"I care that you had options, that you were supported in your choices, and that you were respected." - January Harshe, from Birth Without Fear.

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