Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pregnancy & Fear

I wrote a guest post for Birth Without Fear on the topic of coping in pregnancy after a loss, premature arrival, or traumatic birth experience. As Kit and I collaborated on it we discussed what got us through our scary … Continue reading

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Cesarean Options

This is a wonderful video explaining options families have to make their cesarean birth even better. I am thrilled to see this and hope more hospitals will incorporate these practices.

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Lactation Cookies

Oatmeal, flaxseed, and brewer’s yeast are all helpful for milk supply. This is our standard vegan cookie recipe with the brewer’s yeast addition. Hmmm, considering how often I make these vegan cookies I wonder why my milk supply is more … Continue reading

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Managing Breastfeeding Complications

Tomorrow morning I’ll attend another class at a hospital in the metroplex, this one on breastfeeding complications and how to assist mothers with special circumstances. I’ve completed the DONA suggested Breastfeeding Basics Course which just briefly touched on potential challenges … Continue reading

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Members of Your Birth Team

With my friend/doula-housemom-sitter! We hired a professional doula for the births of our youngest two children and she was invaluable, but we knew that we were going to need some additional support on our birth team with all of our … Continue reading

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Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training

This week I have the opportunity to attend the Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training program at a local hospital. Well, “local” meaning it’s in the metroplex but depending on traffic it can be a couple hour drive! It is a four … Continue reading

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Three Doula Business Tips (Video Link) | Tips for Doulas

I’m watching this seminar and it’s very thought provoking! Skip this post if you’re not interested in the business stuff but helfpul ideas if you’re a doula! (The video is great, the last 10 minutes is a sales pitch for … Continue reading

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Lending Library

Here are books I have available to loan to clients, and I have duplicates of the ones starred as they’re very popular to loan out: The Belly Mapping Workbook* The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America’s … Continue reading

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