Postpartum doulas are very much like chameleons, as they figure out how to blend into the family they are serving. Doulas learn to change colors in different environments. Each family is unique in its lifestyle, communication, and comfort level with a newborn. It is the doula’s job to figure out who she is serving and […]
Author Archive | Betsy Schwartz
I recently went on a cross country tour promoting Down the Canal – the Game of Birth. Many people have asked me if it was a successful trip. I always ask what their definition of success is. My answer to the question is yes. The next question is often “Did you sell a lot […]
This is in response to the man who got angry with a young woman breastfeeding at a Target store. He called breastfeeding disgusting. I am trying to understand where that comes from. Describing breastfeeding as disgusting makes no sense to me, but it obviously made sense to the man who was angry. Today […]
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Why I Created Down the Canal – The Game of Birth There are so many books to read and so many websites to visit, it can be overwhelming for expectant parents. How do they really know which sources are promoting the best available evidence? Down the Canal was created for easy access to the information, […]
Check out my new website, Birth in the Know – “Where questions are conceived and answers are born.” It’s a work in progress and it is coming along. I am still in rebuild mode for the online courses. Birthelearning is now on Teachable. The Postpartum Period is up!! 5 CEUs from ICEA. Check out the […]