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“One of my favorite stories concerns a Buddhist scholar and a Zen Master. The scholar had an extensive background in Buddhist Studies and was an expert on the Nirvana Sutra. He came to study with the master and after making the customary bows, asked her to teach him Zen. Then, he began to talk about…
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Recomendation from a past client x3

Resa, a mom who I have had the pleasure of being with at all three of her births, recently sent this comment to me after I encouraged her by telling her I loved her mothering style. She allows her children to be creative and self expressive. She is a homeschooling stay at home mom of…
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Wondering if things are actually “normal”

You know I think outside the box… I am creative and have ideas that are constantly swirling around in my head. This is one reason I love blogging- typing in those swirling ideas… and this week this has been swirling… We hear when a mom in labor “stalls” at 6cm for hours that her labor…
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Birthing Normally

I recently moved my office around and took out some bookcases. I rearranged my personal library by topic. One case has only birth books… one is special situations- breech, twins, etc… one is medical dictionary and baby books and the final one is breastfeeding books. So today I was looking over the books that it…
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Chandra Shares Her Birth Story

  Brielle Cain Davis’ Birth Story I first started feeling contractions on Wednesday morning, April 14, 2010 at approximately 3:30 a.m. I decided to get up and do some work until I had to get dressed and ready at about 9:00 a.m. I had a midwife appointment and a sonogram scheduled later that day. I…
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Mother Baby Friendly Initiative

I had published this in my blog last year. But after a mom came to the Meet the Doula Tea this past week and shared that she had had a list of questions to ask her doctor when she was first pregnant, but once she asked them she did not know what the answers really…
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What is Prenatal Preparation?

I received a call yesterday from a good friend and someone who I adore. It was my acupuncturist Dr. Gurusahay Khalsa. He was sadly telling me that due to restrictions in his insurance he can no longer see a patient for the first time for acupuncture. Often times we send our clients there when they…
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An Article About Teresa

Labor of Love Doula and Childbirth Services Alexandra Joy Laing, a UGA journalism student interviewed me a few months back. She also interviewed Laurie Nicole Hickman Olinger and Julie Howard Moon in the article. She just sent the link to the article is on the page! Here it is for you to read online: Article…
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Why Hire a Postpartum Doula?

Many years ago, I read a book called “Operating Instructions” by Anne Lamott. The book was the result of a diary Anne had kept, chronicling her son’s first year of life. It was a totally honest look at having a baby – depicting every messy, joyful, anxiety producing moment of having a newborn. She was…
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All Things to All Women

Paul said in 1 Corinithians 9:22b, “I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” As doulas we become what a woman, what a couple needs us to be for them in labor. When you meet a doula at a party, she may be in her…
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