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Midwives, doulas take center stage as Providence

Midwives, doulas take center stage as Providence develops team … Feb 13, 2015 … Doula Jesse Remer helps Kim Boldrini-Senn understand what’s happening to cause a symptom Boldrini-Senn had some concerns about. http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2015/02/midwives_doulas_take_center_st.html

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Doulas Are A Growing Force

http://nyti.ms/16M9Dtp Doulas, a Growing Force in Maternity Culture, Seek Greater Acceptance By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS Published: Feb. 10, 2015 Doulas assist, assure, educate and advocate on behalf of pregnant women, but because of resistance from the medical profession and lack of insurance reimbursement, they are still a small part of the system.  

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Catherine’s Fundraiser

Help us keep playing to raise awareness and funds for Catherine Whelan, our beloved teacher and single mother and sole earner who is undergoing Ovarian Cancer Treatment.

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Humor: Portlandia on Parenting Books

Sometimes it’s better to trust your instincts than what you read in a book. ¬†This Portlandia Episode tells all.

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Humor: SNL Spoofs Portland Birth Classes

http://www.hulu.com/watch/239646 Birthing Class takes on a new meaning in this hilarious version of Portland’s birth culture. Hope you have your Yurt ready!

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Flash Mama-Mob Breastfeeding

Coolest Flash Mob ever!

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Rebozo Support in Labor

Using a Rebozo in labor can be a wonderful support to assist in turning babies, offer hip compression for back labor or soothing counter balance during rest periods. Read more: Mother Tree made the news at About.com!  

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The beautiful and efficient human pregancy

This TED talk weekends on the Huffington Post. ¬†Extraordinary! Alendander Tsiaras has spent over a decade studying the marvels of fetal development and is sharing some extraordinary findings of the fetal journey from cell to baby. TED is a program designed to promote ideas worth spreading. Watch the video Conception to Birth. The birth is […]

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Just For Dads: Dad’s Unplugged

  Dad’s: Just for YOU! Not many sites welcome a dedicated focus for parenting and resources and we’re lucky to have this one home based right along here in Portland. http://www.dadsunplugged.com/ And less mom’s feel left out. Check out: www.urbanmamas.com if you need a similar support.  

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Assessing Dilation in Labor WITHOUT a Vaginal Exam

This week, Ananda Lowe’s blog features this insightful guest post by Sarah Vine, who lists a variety of helpful techniques mothers and caregivers can use to assess dilation: Assessing Dilation Without a Vaginal Exam

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