Author: Deb

08 Jul Breastfeeding: Getting the Support You Need

After teaching a postnatal class two weeks ago, a few of the mothers and I began talking about breastfeeding, and the support one may need during that period. One mother, Dina, who was bottle feeding, shared her story about why she was no longer breastfeeding. "About...

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01 Jul Preparing for Postpartum

Recently I stumbled across an interesting article from The Journal of Perinatal Education titled "New Study Finds First-time Mothers Could Benefit from Postpartum Preparation" The article explains, first-time mothers want more information about how a newborn will impact their lives. Thirty-five percent did not feel...

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03 Jun Childbirth Education Classes Why? When? Where?

I am probably a bit biased about the importance of taking a childbirth education class given I am a certified Lamaze teacher. Given that, I am always surprised when a student asks me if this is something she and her partner really need to...

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12 May The Lost Art of Touch

About three and a half years ago, I traveled Summertown, Tennessee to study at the renowned midwifery center, The Farm. The Farm Midwifery Center offers an in depth Midwifery Assistant course to those interested in deepening their knowledge of childbirth education and midwifery practice,...

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05 May Medical Intervention, Helpful or Not?

For the past 20 years, labor induction and the cesarean rate in the US has been on a steady incline. Currently, approximately 30% of women are giving birth via cesarean and more than 22% of women are being induced, according to ACOG (American College...

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