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Supporting a New Mother’s Ability to Parent

Providing care to a new mother and her newborn is a privilege that should not be taken lightly as a healthcare provider.  Everyone that plays a role in either educating or participating in physical and psychological support must ensure the new mother feels safe and cared for in her ability to take care of her …

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Studying the Microbiome

A few months back a colleague sent me information on a local study being done at MIT titled “Breast Fed Infant/Toddler Stool Sample Study”. She thought I would be interested in reading more about it and possibly participating. The criteria was: Being 18 years or older Having an infant/toddler 2-36 months Having an infant/toddler that …

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Healthy Self-Care and Preventing Burnout

Birthworkers are a dedicated bunch.  The phone rings at all hours, and we answer, ready to roll.  We offer comfort for the aches, balm for the fears, and remind our clients to believe in themselves, find their power, love their bodies, and nurture their babies.  We wipe away tears without judgment and celebrate joys without …

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Keys to Success

Several years ago, I kept coming across this list titled, “10 Keys to Success that Require Zero Talent”.  The “zero talent” portion of that title intrigued me and made me want to delve deeper into the meaning.  Over the years, it has become a part of my business and has also become a part of …

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What is a Postpartum Doula? [VIDEO BLOG]

Sierra Brooks, CPD, CLC, HBCE, LCCE and CAPPA Postpartum Doula trainer explains what a Postpartum Doula is and what they do, with the help of fellow Doula Danka Orellana. Sierra Brooks CPD, CLC, HBCE, LCCE, CAPPA Faculty Sierra has been serving women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum since 2000. Starting out as a birth and …

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What is Bengkung Belly Binding?

Bengkung belly binding is the art of wrapping a postpartum women’s belly and hips for physical support and to help hasten the recovery process after childbirth.  This belly binding technique uses a long strip of cloth to wrap around the abdomen from the hips to the ribcage.  Women are traditionally wrapped as soon after birth …

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How to Create a Safe Zone for Communication: 3 Tips To Help When Talking To Families

Working as a Postpartum Doula is one of the greatest passions of my life! I have been so fortunate to support many moms around the country with education on how to care for their precious, new bundle of joy! Even as a seasoned doula, I am constantly still learning from my families. Creating a safe …

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