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Questions to Ask your Care Provider

Questions to Ask your Care Provider

Questions to Ask your Care Provider ​What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​philosophy​ ​on​ ​natural​ ​birth? ​What​ ​do​ ​you​ ​think​ ​of​ ​women​ ​who​ ​want​ ​to​ ​give​ ​birth​ ​without​ ​any​ ​intervention? ​What​ ​can​ ​you​ ​do/recommend​ ​to​ ​help​ ​me​ ​have​ ​as​ ​low​...

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Group​ B​ Strep Prevention​ Protocol

Group​ B​ Strep Prevention​ Protocol

Steps to avoid GBS before your baby's birth* Written by​ ​​Claire​ ​Dawn, Herbalist,​ ​Photographer,​ ​and​ ​Infant​ ​Potty​ ​Training​ ​Coach Message​ ​from​ ​Claire: It's​ ​good​ ​to​ ​work​ ​towards​ ​avoiding​ ​group​ ​b​ ​strep​ ​(GBS)​ ​​ ​right​ ​from​ ​the​...

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Interview with Britt Fohrman

Interview with Britt Fohrman

Britt Fohrman interviewed by Rachel Yellin, talking about Britt's upcoming Deepening Doula Circle: A Mentorship for Doulas Seeking Balance, Depth and Community. In this video, Britt and Rachel discuss the inspiration and intention for this program, which begins in...

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Why Not Home?

Why Not Home?

“Why Not Home?” is an excellent documentary that features hospital medical providers (OBs, Labor & Delivery Nurses, General Practitioners) who chose to give birth at home. My intention in sharing this is to further validate people who want to give birth at home,...

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Unbreaking Birth

Unbreaking Birth

In this 30 minute video, researcher, Ryan McAllister, PhD from Georgetown University, points to some of the ways that birth in hospitals is simply not working. He states clear evidence, statistics, and outcomes, and most importantly, points to what women actually need...

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Practice for Birth

As women prepare for birth, they usually spend their time taking classes, reading books, watching videos and talking to other people about birth. While this can be helpful, another important, often neglected piece, is to PRACTICE for birth. With any important event in...

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It’s time to stop dancing….

It’s time to stop dancing….

It's time we got the facts about cutting the foreskin off of baby boys. For a long time, I've danced around the topic, suggesting that circumcision is not in a baby's best interest. Well, this video is the proof. If you are considering circumcision, know someone who...

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A Funny and Factual Video on Circumcision

A Funny and Factual Video on Circumcision

The topic of circumcision often comes up during my birth classes, and I just encourage couples to think about and research if circumcision is best for their baby and family. I do also provide a handout from IntactAmerica.org. And then this video came my way. It made...

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To Kegel or Not to Kegel…

To Kegel or Not to Kegel…

I'd love to address the confusion and concern about the safety and efficacy of "kegels" and pelvic floor exercise during pregnancy, so I am sharing the post below from Miracle Physical Therapy to explain how they practice and what the evidence says in terms of how to...

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