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2014-08-20 23:11:17

Beautiful Births is a feature length documentary that invites you to explore another side of pregnancy and childbirth not often shown in mainstream media. Filmed and directed by founder Jacqui Blue, the film's primary goal is to inform and educate women about natural childbirth using the Midwifery Model of Care and to act as a resource guide which allows women to be aware of their other options. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Filmmaker Jacqui Blue is putting the finishing...

2014-08-04 08:27:11

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the federal government finds that community-based doulas - based on a program started by HealthConnect One - dramatically increase breastfeeding rates in underserved communities, where a baby's exposure to breast milk can help mitigate the impacts of poverty. "This study shows that community-based doulas can change the way our country cares for our most vulnerable moms and babies, and it can save taxpayer dollars," said...

2014-06-27 23:10:38

Women who give birth the U.S. often find that it can be difficult, and as a result many are hiring doulas to provide continuous labor support. Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Childbirth in America, describes the work of doulas, the dilemmas they face, and why they have become the ambassadors for the midwifery model of care in the U.S. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 An increasing number of American women are hiring doulas to attend them during labor...

2014-05-29 23:16:09

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has recently recognized that when women receive doula care during labor they are less likely to have cesarean births. In their book, Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman Supported Birth in America, Christine Morton and Elayne Clift provide a social history of doula care in the U.S., and describe how doulas are the ambassadors to the midwifery model of care. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Childbirth in America...

2014-05-21 23:11:51

As Seen on PBS HEALTHLINK with Benita Zahn: Suzanne B. O’Brien RN & Hospice Nurse is offering 3 events in June. A love donation seminar Doula: a Bridge to End of Life Care on Saturday, June 7, 2014 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Avenue, Albany and The End Of Life Doula Training Programs Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Inn Wolf Rd, Albany. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne...

2014-04-16 23:16:24

In the United States one out of every three births is a cesarean section, a statistic that has risen dramatically since it was first measured in 1965. Doulas are recognized as an effective way to help mothers avoid births with interventions which can result in a surgical deliveries. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Praeclarus Press celebrates April as Cesarean Awareness Month, as promoted by the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). With the national average of c-sections...

2014-03-29 23:03:14

In the United States the doula profession is growing and gaining more recognition as women become more informed about their birth options and have access to more providers of their choosing. Whether they are chosen to offer birth or postpartum care, families who choose doula support find their contributions priceless. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 March 22-28, 2014 is recognized as World Doula Week, chosen for celebration in the Spring because of the countless cultures that...

2014-03-04 23:26:43

Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN is now a Motivational Speaker and has trademarked and created an End Of Life Doula Training Program ™. The Doula Training Program ™ educates community volunteers to be a resource and support for individuals and their families during this precious time of their life. (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Suzanne B. O’Brien, RN is now a Motivational Speaker and has trademarked and created an End Of Life Doula Training Program ™. The Doula Training Program ™ educates...

2014-02-25 23:35:07

Research estimates that up to 20% of mothers will suffer from postpartum depression (including anxiety), and depression is the number one complication of pregnancy. We can no longer stand by allowing moms to suffer needlessly. Sayville, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Research estimates that up to 20% of mothers will suffer from postpartum depression (including anxiety), and depression is the number one complication of pregnancy. It is not uncommon for mothers to experience difficulty...

2014-02-24 23:00:33

An increasing number of mothers-to-be in the U.S. are hiring doulas, practitioners who provide continuous support to women in labor. Join us as Dr. Christine Morton describes some of the challenges doulas face in the healthcare setting, in her upcoming webinar co-sponsored by Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations at Bastyr University...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.