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Social Networking

As I was looking up the other posts to share with you this week, I found this one on social networking.  I thought it might be useful for those of you inspired to start scheduling interactions with readers and fans. I’ve been thinking since my last post about my Facebook account and other social networking. [...]

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Apartment Birthing

This was originally posted on Jun 6, 2010 on the blog I destroyed.  This is the article I was talking about yesterday. I still don’t feel like it is “home,” but my family has survived the move and is settled into our new apartment.  Over the last week I have been reflecting on the lack of privacy afforded by [...]

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Health Care, Health Insurance and Health History

This was originally posted on Jul 8, 2010, it is from the blog I accidentally killed. I have been thinking about this topic lately because of an experience I had volunteering at a free clinic.  Enjoy! Last week I received my enrollment information from Emory, the school that is going to train me to be a baby catcher.  Nursing [...]

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Juggling life with technology

I wanted to share a few secrets I have for managing such a complicated life.  Some of them may help you manage the chaos that comes with birth related work.  But as with any technology, choose wisely.  What seems like a blessing may really become a curse. My first secret is a Google calendar. Not [...]

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Knowing your limits

I had every intention of writing something educational for you before I leave for the birth center, but the truth is I’m feeling very overwhelmed at the moment. I need to catch up on reading because I know I’m the type of learner that does best when I read the textbooks.  So the blog cannot be my [...]

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Becoming a Doula

Thank you to guest mentor Patricia for sharing these thoughts. I’ve served women for 30 years as a Birth Doula. Only in the last 2 years have I become aware of the known profession. At my age I decided to challenge my brain and pursue this arena of so called expertise in childbirth. At first [...]

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What a mom needs

Today we have thoughts from two guest mentors that really highlight the things that helped them labor. Thank you to guest mentor Leah for this thought about preparation. My natural childbirth experience with Bradley method 9 years ago was the most amazing moment of my life. I was very lucky to have a doula at my side [...]

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Mother runs the show

Thank you to guest mentor Kalah for sharing today. The best thing you can do for a mother is to help her trust the process.  If she tells you she feels like something is wrong, listen to her.  Her instincts are one of the best tools you have.  She knows what she needs, and if [...]

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Learning how to be at birth

Thank you to Jaimee for being our guest mentor today. I had both my kids unmedicated, one in a birth center with a CNM and one at home with a CPM, but mostly unassisted.  I think the number one thing birth professionals can do to support women is to instill in them the trust that [...]

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You can be a mentor

As you look around your community do you see unmet needs of expectant families? Do you hope more advocates for normal birth decide to serve families? Did you know you can play a role in helping future birth professionals find their path, and you don’t have to start a school or become a trainer to [...]

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