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Fear of Giants!

One thing that sometimes comes up in class is fear of having a very large baby. Sometimes this fear can be traced to our own fear of inability - whether we'll have the capacity to birth the baby we've nurtured, and whether birthing will change us forever. Sometimes...

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Letting go of a dream

We found this beautiful story shared on Modern Love at the New York Times, about a single mom's worry and dreams for her daughter. It's one of those stories both unique and universal - most of us have felt the sting of not being able to live up to our own vision of...

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Pregnancy Loss Resources

We have gathered these resources in support of those of you who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, termination or stillbirth. This is never an easy topic to discuss in class when you are all there with full bellies and healthy growing babies. So...

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Creativity, Clay, Birth and Motherhood

by Dori Luthy-Harrison Long before becoming a mother or a doula/childbirth mentor, I have been a clay artist. This defining part of my life still has a deep hold on me. As a busy mother and birth-worker with not as much time to dedicate to art-making and creativity, I...

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Cord Clamping: Making the Decision

Making the decision about cord clamping Recently, some parents in our classes have come with a dilemma. They’ve heard about the benefits of delayed cord clamping for their babies, especially lower rates of anemia, but they’ve also heard that we now have the option of...

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