We are Nurturers and Space Holders

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It was a privilege and an honor to be featured in DONA’s quarterly magazine, the International Doula, Volume 26 Issue 1. Themes that were repeated throughout the issue revolved around trauma, loss, healing, self-care and resiliency. In my article, Becoming a Trauma-Informed Doula, I write about how “unresolved trauma can surface in unexpected ways for those we serve as birth and postpartum doulas,” including loss related to experiencing sexual trauma, abuse, miscarriage, and other life challenges. I also share five ways to hold space for birthing, postpartum, and parenting families, as well as a ritual for healing and ways to sustain your own practice. See the full article below.

Kenya Fairley