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The Support Women Need

I ran across this article from the CDC today: Breastfeeding practices: does method of delivery matter? Maybe you are like me, you want the researchers to say it doesn’t matter.  In part, they did.  It turns out there is no difference in initiation of breastfeeding.  It’s just that women who have an induction or a [...]

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Upcoming Christian Midwives Conference

  In case you haven’t heard, next week is the 2013 conference for Christian Midwives International. This year it is conveniently located for me in Savannah Georgia, just down the road a bit from Atlanta. I’ll be there, and ready to see friends old and new.  I’ll even be helping other midwives update their skills [...]

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Mother’s Day is Coming

Did you notice it is already March?  I wanted to get your mind set on a project you can do to support the needs of expectant families in your area – host a “Baby Shower” at your church for Mother’s Day. This can be as elaborate or informal as you choose.  Some churches put up [...]

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What is a birth ministry?

I’ve made a goal this month to promote birth ministries.  I actually have a contest going on between the website and the facebook page to have individuals share about their birth ministry.  This brought up an interesting question, what is a birth ministry? I have a group of friends that struggled through this question as [...]

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Building Community

I cannot share details yet – I don’t have time to make the full plan until spring break – but I will be hosting a training this summer you might find interesting.  It is about helping communities make change. Although I will be sharing this information from the standpoint of making changes in childbirth, the actual uses [...]

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Healing

I attended a conference for school today – working with victims of trauma.  What a powerful message I heard, I couldn’t begin to do justice to it in a blog post.  But the main take-home point is one question: “What happened to you?” A simple question to ask, but not such a simple question to [...]

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Fertility Library Ministry

When my church decided to collected book donations and make them available for free I was surprised to see some pregnancy and childbirth books were in the donation boxes. It had never occurred to me that birth education could be included in the church library. But what a fabulous resource that was. I don’t have much to [...]

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Clothing Exchange

Does your church have room in a closet for a few boxes of maternity clothes? Why not begin a maternity clothing exchange program?  It is a wonderful way to help meet the needs of families in the church (providing clothes for those in need and recycling clothes for those who are done), and allows you [...]

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Trustworthy with a little…trustworthy with a lot

I had a lovely time meeting with some fellow students to discuss international service opportunities, when one of the women reminded us that because of the surrounding city we have the opportunity to serve many international communities only a few miles from home. Interesting.  This point had been brought up in my global health class [...]

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