Attending a Birth While Having a Miscarriage

Attending a Birth While Having a Miscarriage

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As birth workers, we are no exception to the number of women that experience early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss (1 in 4). Even so, I have never had anyone ever mention it to me; how it would feel, the swirl of emotions I would experience. So, here I am to break that silence….

Racism in Maternal Care

Racism in Maternal Care

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You’d think we are in a time where everyone would be treated equally. Those in a professional position would not complete their duties based on the ethnicity of a person – so we would think. If you look at the birth outcomes of each ethnicity, you will find that things are not equal. It is…

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

The Birth Story Criticized Around The World

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Recently, photos of Megan have filled the social media world, especially from free birth skeptics and doula groups that do not approve of a doula stepping out of scope to fully support all women. But did we really get the full story from a blog post that absolutely trashes any birth that occurs outside of…

Are Doulas Only for Home Births?

Are Doulas Only for Home Births?

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The simple answer is NO! Doulas are great for everyone, regardless of your birth plan! Regardless of where you deliver, a Doula is a great person to have on your team. Doulas are proven to play a large roll in birth outcome; just by having her knowledge and voice present to advocate and protect you….

“Birth High” After Delivery

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After a natural physiological birth, did you feel kind of out of it? Say some super funny things? Not know exactly what was going on for a little while after delivery? This is what we call the “After Birth High”! But why does this happen?! During physiological – undisturbed labor/birth we experience a normal hormonal…

🌸 Fetal Ejection Reflex (FER)🌸

🌸 Fetal Ejection Reflex (FER)🌸

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You know how when you watch movies, doctors will instruct a woman when to push while delivering her baby? Did you know that “pushing” usually isn’t even necessary during natural labor and birth? Instructed pushing can actually be harmful. Mother should be following her instincts, solely, instead of relying on others to tell her when…

Professionals That You May Have Never Considered – But Need To!

Professionals That You May Have Never Considered – But Need To!

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When you get a positive pregnancy test, the first thing that may come to mind is finding a care provider, either an OB or midwife, but do not let the ball stop rolling after you find one, there are many more professionals that can benefit you in your pregnancy and postpartum, that you can plan…

What Makes HERBAL Different From Other Doula Certification Programs

What Makes HERBAL Different From Other Doula Certification Programs

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Doula certification organizations are not all the same! It is very important to be sure you know the morals and standards of a certifying program before purchasing. Be sure you can stand behind their beliefs! Many organizations have rules, obligations, additional fees, etc. Be informed before purchasing! Most all Doula & Birthkeeper certification programs will…

Traumatic Births Impact Everyone

Traumatic Births Impact Everyone

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When we talk about birth trauma, why do we look at the baby and say, “At least the baby is healthy.. You will be okay.”? Is the baby actually okay? Are the birth workers attending okay? What about mom’s partner? And is mom ever going to truly be okay after that experience? The answer is…

When your Doctor Chooses for you, They aren’t Choosing FOR you.

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The practice of paternalism in the medical field is becoming more common. Where the patient is tricked into blindly trusting the doctor, because the doctor is believed to be the “educated professional”. What many do not realize is the conflict of interest that comes with their medical suggestions. Convenience and revenue are two factors that…

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