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Carrie, an experienced doula, had an unexpectedly emotionally-difficult pregnancy. She worked hard throughout to release secondary trauma from being a birth worker, all in hopes of having a home birth with a truly community-centered birth team. After a 21 hour labor with an extra-long pushing stage, she welcomed her son while sitting on her husband’s lap…on the toilet. Carrie had a positive and peaceful postpartum and breastfeeding experience and is passionate about helping others find ways to plan for postpartum that will work with their budget, lifestyle, and parenting goals. 

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Carrie Murphy Bio

Carrie is a full-spectrum doula, virtual/online doula, doula mentor, poet, freelance writer, feminist, and mother. She is a co-founder and co-coordinator of the UNM Volunteer Birth Companion Program and the steering committee lead for the New Mexico Doula Association. Carrie’s freelance writing has appeared in or on ELLE, Glamour, Women’s Health, FitPregnancy, Parents, and more. She is the author of two books of poetry. Carrie recently relocated with her son and husband from Albuquerque, NM to New Orleans, LA. Find her on Instagram @carriemurph or @carriethedoula.

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