World Doula Week: My Favorite Quote

Inspirational Quote: Do. Or Do Not. There Is No Try. Yoda Happy World Doula Week everyone! I’m participating in a WDW Photo Challenge.  Today’s prompt is “Your Favorite Quote.” Most people are be reminded of things that Ina May Gaskin, John Kennell or Penny Simkin have said.

Me? Lately, I’ve been inspired by the words of Yoda, sage Jedi Master living in the swamps of Dagobah, as he tried to make his pupil Luke Skywalker understand that it is our intentions that hold the most power:

“Do. Or, do not. There is no try.”

Truer words could not apply to birth.  A mama cannot just “try” to have her baby.  She must give birth – somehow. Set your intentions and follow through. And don’t forget to let your local doulas know how much you appreciate them this World Doula Week.  😉

P.S. Catch the Star Wars clip at

P.P.S.  Mamas: Over on my Facebook page, I have a deal running right now for 50% off baby shower/mama blessing services, for mothers who book interviews for labor support before April 1, 2015.  Call me at 210-744-6607 to learn more.