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The March for Moms:Doulas, Advocacy and Change

The March for Moms wasn’t a march. It was a peaceful gathering of people (doulas, doctors, Moms, midwives, Dads, advocates) who care deeply about how the broken maternity care system in the USA affects women and families.  According to the CDC there are 700 pregnancy related deaths per year,  many of them preventable. I was […]

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Motherhood, Mothering and Mother Work

I attended the annual Mom Conference at the USF St. Petersburg campus. The conference was put on by the Museum of Motherhood. I know, right.. there is a Museum of Motherhood!! The conference was more like an intimate symposium. I had the pleasure and honor of meeting some amazing women from the world of academia, […]

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Maternity Care in the U.S.: Be Part of the Change

If you’ve been reading any of my blog posts, you know how passionate I am about changing the maternity care system, particularly in my home country, the United States.  I have dedicated most of my adult life to supporting, promoting, and protecting the MotherBaby couple, the sacredness of birth, and bonding between mothers, babies and […]

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The Birth of a Mother and a Doula

It was 28 years ago, December 27th 1989, when my son Matthew was born into this world, at Newton-Wellesley hospital in Massachusetts.  I entered the hood; motherhood. My life would never be the same.  Giving birth and becoming a mother are both life-changing transformational events that get to be honored. The memory of that day […]

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Five Likelihoods of the Fourth Trimester of Birth

The fourth trimester of birth deserves attention. There is much attention paid to the first three trimesters of pregnancy, but the one that follows the birth is somehow forgotten.  The childbearing year includes the first three months after birth. Education and preparation for this time is necessary too. Let’s look at what’s happening. This is […]

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