Category Archives: Community Resources

Baby Park Date (Party #2)

In June I hosted a baby brunch for my clients who had birthed recently. I loved seeing their sweet babies, and a dad in attendance suggested we meet on a weekend if we did this again so the other dads … Continue reading

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Spinning Babies is Coming to Dallas!

UPDATE: Registration page is now up and Gail has lowered the workshop fee to $115 for early registration ($125 at the door.) Registration page here. Spinning Babies workshop probably at the Hyatt near DFW airport 9-4:30 on Thursday July 26th … Continue reading

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Cesarean Rates for Texas

2010 rates here. As you can see here in the metroplex the hospitals with the highest cesarean rates are: Presby Plano – 49.3% Las Colinas 45.3% Medical City Dallas 44.6% Presby Dallas 43.8% Presby Allen 42% Baylor Grapevine 41.8% Baylor … Continue reading

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VBACs, ICAN, and Special Scars

Unfortunately there is still a lot of misinformation being shared these days about the risks of repeat cesareans vs. VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean.) According to the ACOG guidelines (American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology): Attempting a vaginal birth after … Continue reading

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Hospital Protocols

A client shared with me her notes after a hospital tour. This is a facility with a strong reputation for both natural birth AND high risk situations, which I learned first hand as I birthed my 23 week preemie there! … Continue reading

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Tips For New Dads From a Father of Six

So you’re going to be a father! Here’s a quick primer of tips and tricks for new dads. day zero Today was an amazing day. Your beautiful wife just delivered your baby! It was incredible. She was incredible. And while … Continue reading

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ICAN Meetings & Special Scars

This Saturday (February 11th, 6pm) we’ll be hosting a special ICAN meeting for doulas and other birth professionals. One doula will talk about how to support mothers through cesareans, in the OR and during recovery. Another will discuss how to … Continue reading

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New Books! Prematurity & PPD

Our library has a small bookstore where they sell donated or former library books. Today was a half price sale and I was so excited to find two new books for my doula lending library: Preemies: The Essential Guide for … Continue reading

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Operation Special Delivery

Operation Special Delivery is a program providing free doula services to moms whose partner is deployed with the military, deceased or wounded, or who is away during the time of birth because of their service when the laboring mom has … Continue reading

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Massage Therapist in Denton

So I decided I really needed to do some “research” as I create my resource list for massage therapists. You can google for your options, of course, but it’s different when you get a recommendation from someone that’s actually had … Continue reading

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