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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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Cesarean Surgery or Cesarean Birth; Does it Matter What We Call It?

Cesarean section is the number one performed surgery in the United States.  I am grateful that we have this option for some of the many legitimate reasons to perform one.  Cesarean saves lives in many instances.  In some cases there are other medical or physiological reasons when a cesarean section is the best option. Sometimes […]

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Feeding Baby: Benefits of Breastfeeding and the Risks of Formula Feeding

Feeding Baby: Benefits of Breastfeeding and the Risks of Formula Feeding There is breastmilk and there is formula. These are the two substances to choose from when feeding a baby.  There are some very distinct differences between the two.  In fact, there really is no comparison. Breastmilk has the perfect composition for your baby to […]

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Did You Know That Midwifery is Illegal in Some U.S. States?

Yes. In the year 2017 there are still some states where it is not legal to practice as a homebirth midwife.  The credential of Certified Professional Midwife is not recognized.  Not only does this not make any sense, it limits options for many women. When we talk about choices for birth it all depends on […]

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Creating the Questions for Down the Canal – The Game of Birth

It took me one summer to write all the questions, as I did research along the way. It’s fun to think back about this process and how I was so focused and inspired to create these questions. I remember thinking about how I was going to consolidate my 25 years of experience and knowledge into […]

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