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Fall 2017 Classes, Workshops, & Events!

By Lindsay Wolff | August 22, 2017

Classes and Workshops: Preparing For Childbirth Classes We’re co-teaching the Preparing for Childbirth Classes at Root & Sprout! To accommodate various schedules, this class is offered as a 4 week series or a 1 day program and will provide you tools and information to prepare for the birth of your baby. Next offerings: October 5-26…

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Redefining “doula”

By Lindsay Wolff | August 1, 2017

The engineering of words. All of you who know me know that I am a complete geek. I love to figure out the mechanics of things, how they work. When I was a kid, I used to take apart electronics and put them back together again to figure out how each part functioned. The same…

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Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy

By Lindsay Wolff | May 11, 2017

I promise my next post will be more lighthearted; but, today I want to write about anxiety and depression during pregnancy. I hope that all of the readers of this blog will go and talk to someone else about this topic so that we may begin to understand and normalize these experiences like we have…

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Vaginal Seeding?! Sounds Bizarre. What the heck is it?

By Lindsay Wolff | March 31, 2017

Your baby’s microbiome. Did you know that when a baby is born vaginally, they are exposed to all of the bacteria that reside in the vagina? Wait a minute. Aren’t bacteria what cause infections? Doesn’t bacteria = bad?  No! beneficial bacteria = very good! In fact, recent evidence shows that exposure to these beneficial bacteria (the…

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Childbirth Education Classes in Eastern MA

By Lindsay Wolff | March 2, 2017

Prenatal and Baby Prep Classes: *The purpose of this list is to provide alternative childbirth education options outside of the hospital setting. ** If you offer CBE classes and would like to be added to this list, please contact me!   Birthing Matters Doula Services Offering group and private childbirth education classes in the Greater Boston…

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My baby, my body, my birth preferences!

By Lindsay Wolff | February 10, 2017

YOU are the boss of your birth! Not your friend, not your cousin, not your parents, and not even your care provider. Am I arguing that you shouldn’t listen to their input? No. Am I arguing not to listen to your provider, especially in an urgent situation? Absolutely not! What I am saying is you know…

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ACOG released a statement recommending limited interventions in childbirth!

By Lindsay Wolff | January 26, 2017

  I can hardly believe what I am reading. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which for years has recommended various interventions in childbirth, has released an official committee opinion that many common obstetric practices are of little or unknown benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. Here are a few key points: For pre-labor rupture…

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Favorite recipes for lactation (cookies)!

By Lindsay Wolff | January 20, 2017

Those of you who know me personally know that I love cooking. The joy of being in the kitchen with the smells and sounds of food being made is unbeatable. When I had children, I feared that my time for cooking would get pushed aside. And it did, for a while. Both of my daughters were…

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Birthing Matters Doula Services is Sponsoring 2017 Somerville IFED!

By Lindsay Wolff | December 1, 2016

I am so excited to announce that Birthing Matters Doula Services will be sponsoring the Somerville International Family Equality Day celebration in 2017 (and hopefully many years to come)! “On May 7th, 2017, LGBTQ families and their supporters in Somerville, Massachusetts and around the world will be participating in the 6th annual International Family Equality…

Workshop for Birth Professionals!

By Lindsay Wolff | October 5, 2016

Dear fellow birth professionals, I am excited to announce that registration is now open for the Acupressure for Birth Professionals Workshop that I have helped organize at Om Births in Watertown. Ali Vander Baan, L. Ac. of Yintuition Wellness (http://yintuitionwellness.com/ with locations in the Back Bay and South End) will guide attendees in the proper…