Birth in the Know

HOW YOUR BELIEFS SHAPE YOUR EXPERIENCE OF BIRTH AND MOTHERING?

ARE YOU WILLING TO CHALLENGE THOSE FOR A BETTER OUTCOME? What you believe is your operating system that creates your experience.  You might have heard that thoughts become things, and believing is seeing, and you create your own reality.  This either resonates with you, you believe it wholeheartedly, or perhaps you are having a challenge …

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FIVE LIKELIHOODS OF THE FOURTH TRIMESTER OF BIRTH

There is much attention paid to the first three trimesters of pregnancy. The one that follows birth is somehow forgotten. The childbearing year includes the first three months after birth. Education and preparation for this time are necessary too. This is the transition period of life outside the womb, for the baby. This is the …

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ESSENCE OF BEING A DOULA

The direct translation of the Greek word doula is “of service” or “servant.” This term was originally coined by anthropologist Dana Rafael in the 1970s in her book The Tender Gift. This book extolled the benefits of a woman to woman support after birth, particularly with breastfeeding and recovery. Over the years the role of the doula has expanded. The …

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POOP AND PEE AND EXHAUSTION, OH MY!!

You are preparing for your birth; reading all the articles, searching google, asking about homebirth, and hospitals and birth centers. Most likely, you have been shopping for baby stuff. Everything is falling into place, though you may still be a bit anxious, especially if this is your first baby. There are many unanswered questions. I …

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