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4 Ways to Know Your Provider is a Good Fit

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Pregnancy and birth are full of choices to make from what color to paint the baby’s room to baby names to where give birth to what kind of car seat to buy. Here are a few simple tips to help demystify the process of choosing a care provider for your birth.  1) They deliver in…

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Non-Inclusive Birth Preparation is Traumatizing Women

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Many people believe that medical interventions cause birth trauma. More often than not, that is incorrect. What causes trauma is expectations…expectations about the pain, how a mother is supported, how she responds to the intensity of labor, and about her labor environment. It’s a seductive thought to think that we can simply release expectations to…

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Drum Circles: Why We Come Together to Drum Together

This week I had the joy of leading a Drum Circle at San Antonio Nurse Midwife Nikki McIver-Brown’s cozy office in Bracken Village. Not only does Nikki provide pregnancy, home birth, and well-woman care, she also fosters a strong sense community for parents by hosting La Leche League meetings, Babywearing International meetings, car seat safety…

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Parenting: Harder Than Bagging Groceries

This week a group of San Antonio Doulas met with parenting coach Laine Lipsky to learn about her in-person and online classes for parents. She told us a story about talking to a grocery bagger at HEB, asking how much training they received to bag groceries. The answer? 2 hours of training dedicated to that specific task.…

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