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The Birth Partner

Penny Simkin’s the Birth Partner was a required read when I was training as a doula nearly 10 years ago.  It still sits on my shelf today, although I am on my second copy. What I like about the book is the no-nonsense presentation of information.  Ms. Simkin gets straight to the point quickly explaining pros […]

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Laboring Under an Illusion

Title: Laboring Under an Illusion Format: DVD Cost: about $20 Available from: Birth Media.com This 50 minute video explores the effects of culture on our beliefs about childbirth. Using clips from major motion films, television shows and natural birth videos, the director encourages viewers to discern the hidden messages being sent through the media.  Not only […]

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