Good Morning All! Today I'm going to be talking about the birth spaces in the Buffalo area, where I'm currently living. I think that it's really important to know all of your options before you decide where you're going to give birth and recently I was taken on a tour and given all of the… Continue reading Buffalo Birth Locations
Today we're going to chat about the basics breast anatomy and breastfeeding. In my posts about breastfeeding (part one and part two) I talked about the book Breastfeeding Made Simple, by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. In the introduction, Jack Newman, MD described the many reasons why women say that they "can't" breastfeed (i.e. I don't have… Continue reading What are Boobs?
Nine months pregnant, you're walking around at home thinking about all the things you need to clean, the food that should be cooked and frozen before the baby comes and then you feel something.... There's a funny sensation in your lower back. Your heart speeds up while you think "Could that be something? Was that… Continue reading Why Labor at Home?
I just found out that June is World Infertility Month. I think that it's great to label it as a "World" issue because the range of infertility problems can affect anyone anywhere. WHO (World Health Organization) has even funded research on the topic to help determine what the world infertility rates are. From a 2012… Continue reading June: World Infertility Month
Hello all! I know that I'm late this week, truthfully I had no idea that it was Wednesday yesterday until I got a notification about today being Thursday. Clearly my brain hasn't quite caught up from my crazy week last week- I attended a wedding in North Carolina over memorial day weekend, came back to… Continue reading Rachel Ray Made Me Cry
Hello Everyone! If you didn't read part one click here! Popular Opinions “Despite its established benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a norm in many communities. The main reason is because a breastfeeding mother needs support measures at many levels, from legal and policy directives to social attitudes and values, women's work and employment conditions, and… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Part Two
Hey Everyone! For my last essay to receive my postpartum doula certificate I decided to write about breastfeeding. Everything from an introduction in the biology, to global trends, scientific findings, and popular opinions. Now I'm going to share it with you! The reason why it's going to be in two parts is because this paper is seven… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Part One
One of the assignments that we had to complete for our postpartum doula certificate was about the differences between a singleton and multiples pregnancy. I found the information super interesting and would like to share it with you all. Enjoy! You’re Having Multiples! Congratulations on your multiples pregnancy! I know this may not be what… Continue reading Multiples!
I have read so many books in preparation for doula life and I plan on reading many more. The required reading for becoming a birth doula are as follows: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin The Thinking Womans Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer Pushed by Jennifer Block Pregnancy, Childbirth… Continue reading Let’s Talk Books!
What is a birth doula? Well if you've read my Doula? pages then you should know in general what the job of a birth doula, in general what they do, and why you should have one, so I won't reiterate it here. What I plan on talking about here is what we have learned to become great… Continue reading The Job of a Birth Doula