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Childbirth Preparation: Is There one Best Method?

Preparing for childbirth could be compared to preparing for a race of some kind; training the body and mind to endure, and increasing stamina through exercises; both mental and physical.  Being open for coaching, and being willing to try certain techniques that will give you power and strength when you could feel like quitting. And […]

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding has so many different meanings. I learned this yesterday at a great talk given by Jessie Gordon of the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition. According to La Leche League there is exclusive breastfeeding, full breastfeeding, full breast milk feeding,  and token. And there is more.  Wikipedia and the medical definitions are both different. Wow!! Who knew […]

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Reiki: Another Non-Pharmacological Intervention for Pregnancy, Birth, and the Fourth Trimester

What is Reiki? How can this benefit doulas and their clients? I’m going to share with you some of what I know from my five years practicing Reiki, and becoming a Reiki Master. General Information About Reiki Reiki is universal life force energy. It is the energy in and around us. You can’t see it […]

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