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20 Jun The MUST Have Talk BEFORE Birth!

Published in International Doula, Volume 17, Issue 4 2009 Recently I was at a couple's apartment doing a private childbirth education class. We went through quite a bit of information that covered everything from pain management techniques to understanding the different stages of labor to how...

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23 May Asking Permission To Birth Your Baby?!?

About 12 years ago, while I was earning my doula certifications, I attended a birth that had such an impact on me, the situation still lingers with me to this day.  To complete the doula program, I was required to attend three births and then...

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16 May 5 Ways I Have Remained (Somewhat) Sane As a Mother

BY GWEN HORWITZ I saw the photo this drawing is based on, taken by @daniloxton on Instagram, and aside from immediately wanting to create a drawing out of it, it also evoked so many feelings of early motherhood for me. The way the two of them are...

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09 May 7 Steps to Surviving Early Motherhood

The first few weeks of motherhood can be daunting and throw even the most confident, successful woman for a loop. Here are 7 tips aimed to help make this transition a little smoother.   Get out of the house. Unless there is inclement weather, you and your new...

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18 Apr Why I Chose A Home Birth

While I was pregnant, I kept my birth choices private. I am a prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula and Lamaze teacher; I didn’t want my students to feel I disapproved of their birth plans based on the fact that I was preparing for a...

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23 Mar Lessons from Lucia

BY GWEN HORWITZ   Using Motherly Intuition & Snippets of Parenting Books I Say I'll start Reading Tomorrow for Toddlerhood My husband Josh and I started potty training our 2.5 year old Lucia on Friday, February 26th. We followed the appropriately titled Oh Crap! Potty Training book in...

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Plan your pregnancy before you are pregnant!

16 Feb Planning Your Birth BEFORE You Are Pregnant

I am going to throw out an idea that may sound completely crazy to many people;  Start to think about your birth BEFORE you are even pregnant!  I know for many people there is enough anxiety and anticipation around getting pregnant and then the trials...

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