newborn baby from birth becomes her

Whether preparing yourself for the unexpected or researching what to expect after a planned cesarean, it can be hard to find reliable information on what to expect from the recovery. The reality is that nearly 30% of babies born in the US are born by cesarean; while this rate is astronomically and unnecessarily high (the…

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Brigitte Arle of Rooted Boston showing yoga position

This is a very special blog post. First, it is my first (of many) guest blog posts; but, certainly more importantly, it is written by someone that I respect, appreciate, and love more than I would think possible of someone who I really just met. Brigitte’s background in dance, pilates, yoga work, midwifery studies, lactation,…

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Ali Vander Baan of Yintuition Wellness

Ali Vander Baan, owner of Yintuition wellness and co-founder of Jinjur herbal remedies! I can’t possibly be more excited about today’s spotlight provider. I first met Ali when we jumped right into a collaboration together and organized an acupressure workshop for childbirth professionals. We hit it off immediately! I was drawn to her passion for…

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Julie Brill IBCLC of WellPregnancy Lactation Consultant

Julie Brill does it all! Whoa boy, am I embarrassed of how long this took me to put together! Julie was one of the first people I came across when I started dreaming of becoming a doula and childbirth educator. She is among the most respected members of this community and has been dedicated to…

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Rachel O'Brien IBCLC Lactation Consultant

I struggled like hell breastfeeding my first child. For the first 6 weeks of her life, I would cringe and often cry each time she would latch. I had very little support and didn’t know where I should go to get it. In retrospect, I should have reached out to my doula; if she couldn’t…

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pregnancy anxiety and depression

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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physiologic birth workshop

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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