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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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The Four Happy Chemicals in the Brain

The Four Happy Chemicals in the Brain I recently learned much more about the four happy chemicals in the brain; endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. This was in preparation for my presentation on The Fun Factor: The Science Behind Fun and Play for Increased Learning. What I discovered is that when these chemicals are flowing […]

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