Lois Wilson has been serving women and families as a midwife, teacher, activist, and advocate since 1986. She believes that birth is a sacred and natural event and that all birthing families deserve the best support. She also believes that we should choose our teachers and mentors wisely because we will become like them. Lois is the founder and director of True Heart Birthing, a doula training program that is set apart by our deep faith in natural birthing and our belief that a hands-on, mentoring approach to learning the art, heart, and skills essential to your doula practice is far superior to institutional and online learning. She is committed to keeping the true heart of birthing alive and thriving, and passing it on to the next generation.
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Every midwife knows what it feels like to return home after a long, challenging birth. The moment your home comes into view, the soft creak of the porch steps, the hushed house, the deep sigh as you finally sink into bed. I am experiencing that right now, as I return to my much beloved midwifery practice after 20 years away.
Read more…. Coming Full Circle: My Return to Midwifery
One of the most cherished experiences of my own pregnancies was the fact that I was never alone. Someone was with me–within me–all the time. Such a sense of the holy accompanies that shared existence. We two are one; we share everything. Read more…. We Two Form a Multitude
Make room at the table. In order for any type of community to grow, there must be a welcoming presence in that community. Read more…. Make Room at the Table
What is the role of the father who is present at the birth of his child? Is he a labor coach, advocate or partner? Is he a fifth wheel? A nuisance? A liability? Read more…. A Note To Fathers: It’s You She Wants
Much of the fear and consequent difficulties American women experience during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period are directly related to the isolation so inherent to their culture. Read more…. Birth as a Community Experience: It Can Be Achieved in a Hospital!