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What Do New Moms Need

Recently I had two different moms who I attempted to help with adjusting to breastfeeding with a new baby. Both moms had had difficult labors and births, but both avoided cesareans. But both babies ended up spending a week in the NICU on antibiotics. Meconium aspiration was the culprit for both. They do not allow…
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Leah Pincus, Labor Doula

 “If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.” —Dr. John H. Kennell I’m Leah, a labor doula and avid supporter of breastfeeding.  Like many women, as I had my own children, I became passionate about childbirth and breastfeeding.  I read everything I could find!  I eventually experienced hospital birth,…
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Elizabeth Whittington Cooper, Labor Doula

“There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.” – Sheryl Feldman My journey to becoming a doula came long before I even knew the definition of the word. Watching…
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Where Does My Doula Live?

Often times we get asked when interviewing clients, where do you live? Clients want their doula to live close to them or close to where they will birth. That makes sense, right? Well, maybe not. In Atlanta no matter where you live, there could be traffic at most any time adding minutes if not even…
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Athens Georgia Workshops!

  Teresa is now teaching the BOLD Wisdom for Birth Couples Workshop in Athens. Check out our calendar for the upcoming dates! It is an intimate setting with usually four couples! Come check it out!

The Beautiful Bump Project: Maternity Clothes Co-op

What do you do when you are pregnant and need maternity clothes? They can often be quite expensive. When you are already making budget cuts for the baby’s expenses, what is a pregnant woman to do? Well one mom wanted to make a difference for others! Who is this mom? Katie Roe,  she is a…
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Passing the Baton

I have been the owner of Labor of Love for over 20 years. I have grown one of the most successful doula businesses in the nation. This is the oldest and most experienced group of birth professionals in the state of Georgia. I have been at 648 births in the last 25 years and have…
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Invite an Apprentice to Join

An apprentice doula accompanies your mentoring doula to your labor and birth. If the prenatal has not already been completed, she may also attend that meeting. It is a time for her to not only observe but also assist the mentoring doula. She has already attended a doula training with a certifying organization prior to attending…
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Maria Borodovskaya, Labor Doula, Birth Photographer

“The whole point of woman-centered birth is the knowledge that a woman is the birth power source. She may need, and deserve, help, but in essence, she always had, currently has, and will have the power.” ~Heather McCue The baby in their mother’s womb has only his/her instincts and maybe the mother’s emotions to rely on. The…
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Taylor Humble, Labor Doula

“Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even if it has not been your habit…
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