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I Ate My Placenta and Loved It!

Well sorta.. actually these are referrals from folks who used our placenta encapsulation services with Melanie Belk! Melanie has a biology degree  and is also the mom to four and a labor doula- although she rarely doulas much any more. She recently realized she had encapsulated over 100 placentas! She loves her work and here…
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Finger feeding

Recently I had a mom have her baby at a Forsyth County hospital. The baby nursed some after the birth and then did very little. The next day they had an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) come in and get the baby latched again. But she mentioned there may be some issues with needing…
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The First Pacifier

What is the first pacifier? No, it’s not the rubber pacifiers that began to be manufactured in the early 1900’s or the use of a corncob prior to that.   Wait for it……Yes, it’s the breast.  Since the dawn of time, breasts have been used as pacifiers and they have done a magnificent job.  Always available,…
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Monthly Meet and Mingle

You asked for it, so we are doing it! An ITP Central location for our meetings!   You are invited to attend a monthly introductory tea of the Labor of Love Women. We will be meeting on the second Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm. This is a great time for couples to casually meet each…
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Move for an Easier Birth and Postpartum!

Feel Great and Prepare for Your Birth! We feel very strongly that fitness in pregnancy and in the postpartum period is essential for an easier birth and recovery. We offer two different types of classes for fitness- one is more yoga and exercised based, and one includes exercises and yoga but incorporates dancing and can…
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BOLD Wisdom for Birth

Teresa Howard and Charlotte Scott teach a comprehensive series that includes a Women’s Weekend and a Couples’ Weekend. Although we recommend taking the complete series, each Wisdom Birth Circle can be taken independently as an adjunct to another childbirth preparation class. The Wisdom for Birth Circle +  The Wisdom for Birth Couples’ Workshop We offer what you need…
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Childbirth Classes

We offer 3 types of childbirth classes, with different times and locations to best meet your needs. We offer the BOLD Wisdom for Birth class for couples in Atlanta and Athens. It can be taken by those who want more than a basic class teaches as an add on to a basic class. It is taught in one…
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Considering Hiring Us?

“I am interested in hiring a labor doula. What do you need to know and what do I need to do next?” First, you have made a great decision regarding including a labor doula at your birth. The studies show: ●        Tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications ●        Reduces negative feelings about…
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Antepartum and Postpartum Doula Services

Antepartum or postpartum doulas are “mother’s helpers.” Their role is to “mother the mother.” For women who are restricted to bed rest before the baby comes, assistance may be needed. And many times our own mothers cannot come to us after a birth. Or perhaps they can only come for a short time to help…
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Lactation Services

We also have certified lactation educators who can assist in less critical ways to help get breastfeeding off to a good start.  We offer a breastfeeding class for couples to have a hands on learning experience to help prepare them for success. If you take this class, you can come to Teresa’s childbirth class for…
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