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November 20, 2018

There has been something on my heart lately. I have been thinking a lot about my philosophy towards birth and loss and how that affects the way I support and hold space with families. Lately I have seen a lot of birth support and baby loss support professionals insisti...

September 14, 2017

FiLumena Birth has some BIG NEWS: We have a new ministry called FiLumena Birth and Bereavement. This ministry is in the process of being approved as a non-profit 501 (c)3. We are incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and our mission is to serve, support, and inf...

July 8, 2017

Charlie is a person, not a Hashtag. He's someone's son, not a political prop...

May 30, 2017

      Hiring a Doula is one of the best decisions an expectant mom or couple can make. (If I do say so myself).  Doulas come with a host of “benefits” (see What is a Doula) and can be a huge help and comfort to mom, dad, and the rest of the birth team.  A Doula, is not...

May 11, 2017

Mother's Day is this Sunday. Being connected to both the birth world and the world of pregnancy loss, I have been receiving quite a bit of information and unsolicited advice surrounding Mother's Day and the "proper" or "improper" ways in which to celebrate it. Both of...

July 6, 2016

 So I found this floating around Facebook today and I don't know who to give the original credit to (if anyone knows, please PM me and I'll gladly give credit where it is due!) but I thought it was so.......true. 

I talk about grief, sometimes a lot, and if there...

June 10, 2016

I will begin building blog content to augment the information on this site and to provide resources for expectant parents, potential clients, and my fellow birth workers after I return from speaking at the National ProLife Women's Conference.

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