Free Movie Screening

On 16 June 2009 , tags: etc…, life 2 Comments

Join us for a free screening of this popular documentary on childbirth. See additional information below. We hope to see you there! Movie Synopsis Joyous, sensuous and revolutionary, Orgasmic Birthbrings the ultimate challenge to our cultural myths by inviting viewers to see the emotional, spiritual, and physical heights attainable through birth. Witness the passion as birth is revealed as an integral part of woman's ...

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New Poll

On 10 June 2009 , tags: birth, etc… 0 Comments

Please take a moment to take the new episiotomy poll on my blog located in the right column. Thanks!

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The Dreaded Cut

On 09 June 2009 , tags: birth 0 Comments

There are many reasons that I am thankful I have become a "birth junkie" before having children of my own. Many doulas happen upon this as their calling because they had a wonderful or not so wonderful previous birth experience. But, for me, I desire to educate, care for, and nourish pregnant and birthing mothers. The "cut" is one of ...

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The 14th Birth

On 09 June 2009 , tags: birth, pregnancy 2 Comments

On Friday, June 5th I attended my 14th birth with a client from the adoption agency where I work. Here are some "belly notes" from that birth. At 23 years old, she desired to have a natural birth because her mother and grandmother did and she wanted to carry that on. In addition, she wanted to steer away from medications ...

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Book of the Week

On 09 June 2009 , tags: health, life, parenting 0 Comments

Childhood Vaccinations by Lauren Feder, M.D. I recently posted that I would write about vaccinations. Since then, I have been reading and researching beyond what I had already done over the past several years. It has been about eleven years since I first learned of the choices that we have concerning being vaccinated and vaccinating our children. In addition, about a month ...

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The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative

On 01 June 2009 , tags: birth, pregnancy 0 Comments

As the Tarrant County Birth Network is evolving, we are expecting that all members, practitioners, and those involved will adapt to the high standards of care that were put in place by The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (or CIMS). Women and their families should expect no less than this standard of care as they conceive, carry, and birth their children. CIMS ...

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Tarrant County Birth Network

On 31 May 2009 , tags: birth, pregnancy 0 Comments

I am excited about the future of natural childbirth in Tarrant County and have been working with some ideas for a birth network for several months. Donna Ryan, a childbirth educator and longtime natural birth advocate, and I are working together on the beginning stages of a Birth Network in Tarrant County such as what are found at We would like ...

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Holistic Gynecology

On 24 May 2009 0 Comments

Do you know of anyone in your area that practices holistic gynecology? I am looking for a referral for anyone needing or wanting a doctor that practices whole body care in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, or Kansas. For instance, if I have a client who has a gynecological issue such as irregular or abnormal periods, fertility issues, or ...

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Contest Winner and Birth Control Poll

On 20 May 2009 , tags: etc…, fertility 1 Comments

Congratulations to Nancy who won the drawing for commenting on my "Give Away For Moms" post! I put all the names in a cup and my husband drew a name so it would be fair. Your gift will be coming in the mail soon! I have been thinking a lot lately about birth control and the methods that are available ...

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New Poll on Vaccinations

On 15 May 2009 , tags: etc…, health, life, parenting 3 Comments

Please take my most recent poll on vaccinations located to the right. I have recently gotten a lot of feedback and comments on vaccinations and feel that a vaccination post is in the near future. Although I learned more of vaccinations and their pros and cons about eleven years ago, I would like to be able to write about it from ...

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