Introducing "Burning Questions: Doula Q+A"

Pencil Cup Original  by  Jess Pac , used under  CC BY  / photo cropped and text added to original using  Over

Pencil Cup Original by Jess Pac, used under CC BY / photo cropped and text added to original using Over

Ever since I began my massage and doula practice over three years ago, whenever I'm at a party, I always end up in involved, passionate, sometimes even quite graphic discussions about birth, breastfeeding, and bodies. Birth stories are breathlessly recited, questions abound about how babies actually come out, confusion about friends' choices is revealed, and I'm all the time answering the question, "What's the difference between a midwife and a doula?"

I totally love these conversations. I feel so honored that people - sometimes people I just met! - trust me with their vulnerability, their joy, their confusion, their honesty. It's fun to talk about this stuff that I love, and even questions I get asked over and over don't get old.

When I started this blog, I wanted to be able to bring these conversations here. (Sure, I also wanted to increase my site's SEO and fill all the extra time I've found on my hands since moving my massage and doula practice to Tulsa, OK!) But I can't do this without you. 

Do you have a burning question you've been dying to hear a real, personal answer to about pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, or bodies?  Please, spill! Help us all out by submitting your questions to be answered on the blog! Leave a comment on this post, send me an email at emilylandrydoula (at) gmail (dot) com, or fill out my contact form here. All questions will be published with a pseudonym unless you give me explicit permission to use your name. I can't wait to hear from you!