The Birth of Love

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My Stance on Epidural Use For Childbirth

Posted by thebirthoflove on Monday, January 24, 2011,

I’ve been asked recently to clarify my stance on epidural use during childbirth. It is not the first time I have been asked about this and I know it also will not be my last. Most recently, it was following a “status update” that I wrote on my personal facebook page after learning the epidural rate in my area is 97%! While it knew it was high, I was absolutely shocked to learn...

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Why Did I Choose to Become a Doula?

Posted by thebirthoflove on Sunday, January 16, 2011,
Why Did I Choose to Become a Doula?

"Why did you choose to become a doula?" I get asked that a lot. It's probably one of the first things someone is guaranteed to ask me when they find out what I do.  People are fascinated by the idea that some regular person (not a medically-trained individual) gets to witness babies being born on a regular basis. What they may not realize is that it's much more complicated than just being present at the birth of a baby. The crazy hours, the life of being on-...
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About Me

Melissa - DONA-Trained Labor Doula I am a labor doula and a childbirth educator (currently working on my certification to teach the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth). I am a mommy to an incredible one-year-old boy named, Zachary. I am passionate about birth, pregnancy, parenting, nature, spirituality, horses, animals and music. I love to write and hope to find the time to blog and share my thoughts with those who are bored/crazy enough to listen. ;)


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