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Gentle Birth Baby

Gentle Birth Baby by Sarah Buckley as summarized by Teresa Howard Gentle Birth babies are effected for a lifetime. www.sarahjbuckley.com Mammalian births- we are all basically the same. (I thought it humorous that she said this in her speech. It immediately made me think about Ina May Gaskin saying if you wanted to watch real…
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epidural issue…

I had a client in 2008 who desired a natural birth but after several hours without any change in dilation, interventions were begun and she ended up with a cesarean birth. She was my only doula client who ended up with a primary cesarean last year. She had stayed at 8 cm for several hours…
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Midwifery care

here is a great article regarding midwifery…http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-block24-2008dec24,0,2046506.story Midwives deliverAmerica needs better birth care, and midwives can deliver it. The highlights for those who choose to not go to the link: *the #1 reason for admissions to the hospital is birth!*4 million American women will birth each year!*totally $86 billion in 2006, nearly half of which…
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How to hire one of us…and then what…

We offer a Meet the Doula Tea that many folks enjoy attending. We host it every six weeks on Tuesday evening. We provide a video about doulas, great refreshments and a time of discussion regarding our services prior to you having an opportunity to meet the individual doulas and mingle to ask them questions. You…
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Apprenticeships

Labor of Love offers apprenticeships to aspiring doulas and an extra pair of hands to our labor doulas if parents desire to include them. If you are a new doula… who wishes to be involved in our apprentice program, please read the requirements below and contact Teresa for more information. One of the requirements of…
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Epidural Safety

Epidurals have become so common place that I think many folks feel they must have no risks at all. So, I thought I would write about some of the risks you need to consider. First let me give you a definition of an epidural from an anesthesiology website “Epidural anesthesia is most commonly placed in…
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“Labor, the hardest work you’ll ever love!”

Another doula is publishing a book soon that has a chapter named “Labor, the hardest work you’ll ever love!” That made me think about what that means. It reminded me of the quote that Pam England shares in her Birthing From Within book- “Labor is hard work, it hurts and you can do it.” Many…
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Planning and Preparing

It is frustrating to me that folks spend more effort and time planning and preparing for their wedding day than they do for the birth of their child. Yet the birth of their child will effect a woman for the rest of her life…much more so than the flowers she chooses for the ceremony. I…
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Doing the Next Best Thing in Action!

Okay I am going to share a birth story of sorts… with anonymity but with permission from the mom.. but with a time line of sorts to show you how a first time mom’s labor went recently… but first let me tell you a few things… She chose to birth at North Fulton with ISIS…
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Sherpa Doula…

Sherpa: “The term sherpa is also used to refer to local people, typically men, who are employed as guides for mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas, particularly Mt. Everest. They are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local terrain, as well as having good physical endurance and resilience to high altitude conditions.” At…
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