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This past weekend, I served as wedding coordinator for my sister-in-law’s wedding.  It was my first time performing this role, but it went well! Almost flawless, in fact.  I realized there are many similarities between being a wedding coordinator and being a doula: As a wedding coordinator, I was the gatekeeper.  It was my job […]

Breastfeeding is one of the many unique abilities women possess (like childbirth!) that often gets classified as something women have to get through, instead of something joyful that they should look forward to! I know it’s one of the aspects of motherhood I’m looking forward to. A photographer and mother in Utah has started capturing […]

Speaking of childbirth education…  The Feminist Breeder is hosting a childbirth educator from each of the following programs:  Lamaze, Bradley, Hypnobabies, and CAPPA on her radio show tomorrow at 11 PM eastern time.  It will be available as a podcast afterwards, so check it out!  Click here to listen or for more info.

Doulas should be available to all mothers, even when they don’t think they can afford one.  There are many knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and trained doulas who would be willing to support you during your birthing time for free!  Check out this link for a list of volunteer doulas, mainly in Florida.  If you know of anyone needing […]

When trying to decide on a childbirth education class or method, it helps to know how it was started!   Check out the stories linked below!  I’ll pass along others as I find them. Hypnobabies: You can read Hypnobabies founder Kerry Tuschhoff’s story here. Birthing from Within: This method of childbirth education […]

Babies are EXPENSIVE!! But they don’t have to be!  Here are a few secrets on how to save money during pregnancy and childrearing. There is so much to read up on! Instead of buying books, borrow them from the library.  You can search the catalog online, place books on hold to pick up.  You can […]

HypnoBirthing slideshow by Brit Mann Photography from Brit Mann on Vimeo.

As I stated in my last post, I recently suffered a miscarriage.  It was probably the most painful loss I’ve experienced thus far in life.  Here’s how it happened. I had some brown spotting starting on a Monday or Tuesday.  I wasn’t concerned, because I know many women experience spotting sometime during their pregnancies.  However, […]

In my doula training we discussed how we should re-name negative terms to make them sound more positive.  This is apparently catching on (see here). One example would be to replace the term “contractions” with “pressure waves” or “rushes”.  The one term replacement that stands out most to me is this one: Instead of “fears”, […]

Click on the top of the page to find childbirth and parenting resources available to South Florida parents! I will be adding more all the time.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know! Michelle