New Beginnings Doula Training

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Epidurals-Making the Decision

I have just put together a pamphlet that is a compilation of essays that include information on the risks and benefits as well as other people's opinions and my own musings.  I will be selling it for $0.25 for a pdf copy.  Just e-mail me at, and I'll send you info on how to get it and how to pay for it through paypal.  I would love to hear anyone's thoughts and ideas on it also, as well as any guest posts about this topic. 

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Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.