Wednesday Wrap-up 3/27

Web links for birthdaySpecial edition of the Wednesday Wrap Up to celebrate MY OWN BIRTHDAY! (And that’s me in the image on the left, wasn’t I cute?)

Fun fact: The hospital where I was born was the very first hospital in the State of California to earn Baby Friendly status, though not until long after I was born there.

Quentin Tarantino, Mariah Carey, Nathan Fillion, and Fergie all share a birthday with me, but I would really love to share a birthday with one of my doula-babies. I’ve been a doula since 1999, and so far, I am 0 for 15, with no one due soon enough to have hope for today. Maybe next year?

I don’t know much at all about my own birth, only that I was born late afternoon and my mom missed the dinner hour in postpartum. They made her wait to eat until the regular breakfast the next day. Thankfully hospitals are better about that now, and moms can generally get food when they need it.

I do know that when I came home from the hospital, my older brother was bitterly disappointed that I was not a puppy!

If you want to do something for me for my birthday, and you’ve worked with me before, you can leave me a testimonial here.

How cool is it that World Doula Week falls on my birthday every year? If I had realized it in time, I would have planned a party!

In honor of World Doula Week, this week’s video is from the Birth Photography Facebook group, and it features doulas and midwives in action, doing what they do best: supporting birthing moms. I have two images included in the slideshow!