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Do Doulas Need a lot of Stuff?

Doulas usually have some training, and are familiar with the birth process. In the original studies that were done, Marshall Klaus and John Kennell were actually studying how having a kind woman at the birth effected breastfeeding and mother-infant bonding. What they discovered was so much more;  that the presence of such a kind 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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