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Serving the Greater Los Angeles area
Serving the Greater Los Angeles area
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Childbirth

PREPARING FOR BIRTH

I attended my first birth as a doula almost 27 years ago – a 16 year-old African American girl living at St. Anne’s Maternity Home. She was tough as nails, and would jump up and

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REFLECTIONS ON 27 YEARS OF DOULA-ING

Two clarifications: First, I have always been at an advantage in that my labor doula clients were my Supported Birth or Lamaze students. They had taken my class, I had provided their knowledge and preparation,

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UNPLANNED CESAREAN FOR FAILURE TO PROGRESS

In the United States, failure to progress is the top reason for unplanned primary cesarean (first c-s delivery).  Failure to progress is a subjective diagnosis, pronounced when a healthcare provider thinks labor is taking longer

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HOMAGE TO BIRTH LUMINARIES

The profoundly wise and groundbreaking contributions of these pioneers in the field of childbirth have given women in the 20th and 21st century immeasurable wisdom about the challenges, realities, and deep truths of this experience.

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ADDRESSING BREASTFEEDING DIFFICULTIES

This list was compiled by new Supported Birth moms who experienced special challenges or had advice to give, and their concerns were addressed by Certified Lactation Consultant Jane Mycroft, former Supported Birth Doula. THE MOST

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28th Year of Teaching Thoughts

Someday I will write a book “Confessions of a Childbirth Educator.”  I plan for it to be well-organized and based in accurate research combined with personal emotion. In this blog, however, I give myself permission

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Childbirth

OPTIMIZING LABOR POSITIONS WITH AN EPIDURAL

This article describes many helpful ways to utilize positions while laboring with an epidural. We usually think that if you have an epidural, you can’t move. The optimal physiology for birth is when women are

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Induction

LABOR INDUCTION TREND

Edited from June 2021 Interview of CNM Stephanie Tillman https://evidencebasedbirth.com/ Founder Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RN and Henci Goer, Researcher, Childbirth U. Since the 2018 ARRIVE study, many care providers and the media are telling women

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