Part 2 of The Value of Postpartum Support

by Amanda Rose, Postpartum Certified Doula, http://www.babymoonandbeyondpostpartumdoula.com/ Many families are realizing the importance of competent, professional support from a Postpartum Doula during the fourth trimester, but most are still trying to see it as a valuable investment rather than a luxury expense. To put things into perspective when looking to invest in a postpartum doula, consider the…

The Value of Postpartum Support

by Amanda Rose, Postpartum Certified Doula,       http://www.babymoonandbeyondpostpartumdoula.com/ Although women have been giving birth since humanity began, it has been a constantly changing rite of passage around the world. Historically, there has been much focus on medically defining the standards of birthing practices, in the attempt to better contain the event. Over the past…

shared joy between a baby and mom are key to secure attachment

Genetic predispostion does not end with birth. Rather, genes continue to “come online” throughout our first year of life, laying a foundation in the brain for secure attachment and a naturally optimistic view of life. Emotions guide co-regulation between a baby and their primary caregiver. The sharing of joy is the magic  “nourishment” that a…

A Summit on Consciously Parenting

  For the next five days, you can follow live podcasts about how we can move toward more conscious, mindful parenting in our changing, challenging world.    

Birth Hurts, But You Can Do It!

By Jessica Veege Ruediger, LDM, CPM with Moonstone Midwifery Recently, I saw a meme going around on facebook, a quote about childbirth from one of my all-time heroes, Ina May Gaskin: “Don’t think of it as pain, think of it as an interesting sensation that requires all of your attention.” Did I mention how much…

Breastmilk Film Screening – Southern Oregon Event

Thank you to everyone what attended the film screening of Breastmilk, and to all those that brought the event together.  A special thank you to the members of the discussion panel that followed the showing, it was great to get immediate local feedback and dialogue about the film!  For those of you who missed this…