How Your Struggles Can Make You A Better Birth Worker

How Your Struggles Can Make You A Better Birth Worker

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In your life, even after becoming a birth worker, there will be hills, speed bumps, pot holes, and road blocks along the way. While we’re going through it, and it feels like we will never come out of it, or understand why it is happening to us, we can envision what this will do for…

Why I will not Attend a Hospital Birth as a Birthkeeper

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One of my largest biases when it comes to birth is location. I am very biased on where a woman delivers her child – so much so, I refuse to attend births in a facility setting. I have no problem admitting this and speaking on why. I’m sure many of the main stream birth providers…

Birthkeeper/Doula Training in Baltimore, MD

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As a growing number of families are actively seeking out doulas to attend their births, a huge opportunity for employment opens up to many. And, while more and more doulas are just beginning their journey on this remarkable career path, they seek mentorship, community, and hands-on training. On August 3, 2019, only in Baltimore Maryland,…

Is your Midwife there to serve YOU? – Questions to ask a Potential Midwife

Is your Midwife there to serve YOU? – Questions to ask a Potential Midwife

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So you want to hire a homebirth midwife? That’s a great choice! There are many great midwives that serve women all across the world. They usually serve in a more natural-minded manner, and know more about physiological birth than their obstetric counterparts. When you go about hiring a midwife, it is important to be aware…

Building The Village For Our Young Mamas

Building The Village For Our Young Mamas

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A teenage pregnancy is defined as any pregnancy that occurs in a female under the age of twenty years young! Teen mamas account for 7% of all births in the US. While most of them are unplanned, this does not mean that they are necessarily dangerous or problematic. What IS dangerous and problematic is how…

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….

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…

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