Wow! Vulnerability is scary. I mean, really, really scary.

I have to admit, that while I am an “open book” and share freely, putting myself out there feels very different than anything I’ve done before. …


Happy New Year!

I have been intentionally quiet and sitting with my thoughts, for the last 10 or so months, pondering if this topic would make waves in the birth community. Would people be mad at me for these thoughts, would people question who I am as a birth professional…


Your TIME is valuable, and your LIFE depends on it!

A clock without the first and second hands

The average amount of time a doctor spends with a patient in any setting, is between 13 to 28 minutes. …


4-leaf clover — represents good luck in Irish Culture

It’s happening AGAIN, my feed on all of my social media is being flooded by MORE deaths of birthing people/women (mainly Black women) who have died during childbirth. In the weeks leading up to this “pandemic”, things had seemed to go back to normal, no deaths, no sadness, no grief…


I was NOT expecting this, we were not expecting this! I know so many people who laughed at the idea of virtual support, and while I do believe much of what birth work and what Doula work specifically is about, is physical support, there is a huge population of people…


Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Aunt, Facilitator, Entrepreneur, Doula….I could go on!

I know that these “hats” or titles don’t solely apply to me, but so many other Mothers, parents and people in this world. The term “hat” to refer to the many titles, jobs, roles and names that we…


The hours just after dinner, right before the kids go to bed, leading to the “wind down” or as some people say, the “wine down (take a few sips for me, lol), are the greatest, most exhausting, wonderful, exciting and most daunting minutes and hours of life! …


I don’t love the idea that Doulas and other birth professionals have become “saviors” for a crisis that wasn’t created by us. …


Authenticity is the number one thing I look for when I patronize a business, over the idea that the item is pretty or even its price (aside from clothing or shoes, although a few well known brands have made fools of themselves in the last year and made me more…


My journey toward becoming a birth worker has been one of self discovery and realization that I not only exist in this body the way in which I see myself, but the way others see me, as well as how I use this body to represent, include and protect others…

Te-Ana Souffrant

CEO of a web based app that connects users to support options for pregnancy, birth, post partum, loss, infertility and more! www.thearchapp.com

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