The Hoosers

From the moment I got pregnant, I knew I wanted to allow birth to happen as naturally as possible, but also as safely as possible. Being in the medical profession, I was always scared of the idea of a home birth, but wanted my child’s entry into the world to be calm and beautiful. I sought out Vonda and knew …

Last Days

The last days of pregnancy are a distinct time of in-between. It’s a tricky time for mothers, as these last few days are biological and psychological events. You are curled up on the couch, waiting, a ball of baby and emotions. A scrambled pile of books on pregnancy, labor, baby names, breastfeeding … not one more word can be absorbed. …

A Peek Into My World

I would like to share with you a peek into my Doula world… Some days, my schedule may seem pretty typical: A smoothie and bike ride as the sun rises, a morning prenatal appointment, a post birth check-in phone call or visit with a Momma and baby, grabbing a meal between meetings, classes to teach, a new client consult or …

Hayden’s Birth Story

On October 9th, I awoke to what was a seemingly normal Monday. Got my 2 year old off to daycare and had plans to do some things around the house with my husband (we both had off for Columbus Day) since I was 5 days overdue with zero pending signs of labor. I was trying to remain positive that my …

London Rose Parks

I am Doula Vonda’s daughter, I got the magic combination anyone having a baby could want, a mom that’s a doula, a doula that’s your mom what else could be more perfect!! If you can kick butt at having a baby that’s exactly what we did. Mom guided Sam and I through private Hypnobirthing classes in our home and taught …

Doula Vonda and Gestational Surrogacy

Doula Vonda and Gestational Surrogacy The following post is a reprint of an article as it appears DONA International monthly publication, International Doulas.’ Originally published in December 2014 issue. In some parts of the country, introducing a Doula to the birth experience is as natural as the sun shining in the sky. The relationship of mom / partner / doula …