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The "Mooternity Ward" - House of Horrors at the South Florida Fair

Posted by thebirthoflove on Wednesday, January 26, 2011,

I am not a vegan. I am not even a vegetarian, but sometimes I really wish that I could be.

Especially after today…

A friend of mine had gone to the South Florida Fair and had told me they had baby cows there. When I went a couple of days later, I didn’t see any baby cows. A few days later, I was trying to think of something to do with my one-year old son. It was a windy, overcast day, so I figured I would take him back to the fair. I figured maybe he’d get to see the “stunt dog s...

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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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