With birthing centers closing and many midwives being denied access to malpractice insurance, fewer options are available for physiological birth. There is hope that midwife led birthing centers may be opened in the future, but rules and regulations still need to be signed first.
This past weekend, my social media blew up with a notice from a midwife that NYC’s Mt. Sinai West Birthing Center is slated to close at the end of the year. This is devastating to the NYC community because people in labor deserve safe and healthy birthing options.
You’ve made it! You’re breastfeeding. It’s all going smoothly-ish. And boom, you have to go back to work. Now you have to figure out pumping, bottle-feeding, and keeping up a milk supply, all while juggling the demands of your job and mothering!
NICU — four letters no one wants to think about when they’re pregnant or about to give birth. But as much as ignorance is bliss, what actually helps us when things veer off course is being prepared and informed about our options.
As a breastfeeding expert, doula and advocate for women’s health, I’m dismayed about Trump’s treatment of women. He boasts about sexual assault, signs away reproductive freedoms, and tells female staffers how to dress.
Is my baby getting enough milk? Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt this much? Am I doing it right? As a Certified Lactation Counselor and founder of the only on-demand breastfeeding consulting service in the country, Boober (formerly Breast Start), I hear a lot of women worrying about nursing, and it’s normal.
Breastfeeding: As a parent-to-be, you’re looking forward to the experience of connecting with your newborn this way. But you’ve also heard it’s going to hurt. You’ve been told that cracked, bleeding nipples, soreness, and anxiety about milk supply are all in your near future.
Doula trainings are becoming increasingly popular and not all of the women taking them plan to become doulas. Doulas as modern professionals are bringing back the concept of continuous support during labor that women always had in the past.
Hello! My name is Catalina and I have just completed my first DONA Doula Training Workshop in NYC with Debra Pascali-Bonaro and am on my way to become a DONA International Certified Birth Doula!
People who already have children before taking CPR will say, “I am late to this class, I meant to take it before the baby came.” My response to that is this – It’s only too late if you have had to use CPR before you ever made it to the class – otherwise, you are right on time.
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