Birth in the Know

How Safe Is The Hospital During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Safety is a relative term. If you feel safe, you are safe. This COVID 19 pandemic has changed how we do so many things. Where some hospitals are requiring COVID tests, and are preventing doulas and partners from being with laboring women, the real question might be, “Where can I give birth safely, and freely, …

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Preparing for Childbirth: What’s the Best Time?

I have spoken and written about this topic before. When I see or hear questions about what practitioners do, or what happens in various hospitals in birth, I ask myself about the best timing for childbirth preparation classes. It often seems like women are asking questions about practice and protocol late in the game. For …

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World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet

How appropriate, given our state of the world right now. The CoVid19 virus has created a positive impact on the environment. Less people are driving, less production, and overall pollution being created. What Does any of This Have to do With Breastfeeding? The production and packaging of formula creates a lot of waste. The opposite …

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Your Baby Doesn’t Need a Decorated Nursery and all the Latest Gadgets

I know you want to make the nursery look nice, and make sure you have all the equipment your friends said you must have. This has nothing to do with your baby, and everything to do with the culture we live in. It seems that so many parents are concerned with the stuff a baby …

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The Time I dropped my Baby Son: A “Bad” Parenting Moment

James, my second born, was 5 weeks old. I switched his position in the sling (standing on grass, luckily), and he slithered through to the ground. He was crying and definitely stunned, but otherwise okay. I was not okay. I felt like an idiot and the worst parent in the world.  It took me a while to …

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