Safe Birth as Defined by Women
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Many people often state a healthy mom and baby as the number one goal during childbirth, but what does that mean.  To the doctor and medical staff, it could mean a mom and baby that are alive and healthy.  For … Read More

Validation – An Important Part of Women’s Labor and Birth
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Before we discuss validation in labor and birth, I need to give some background on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In college I minored in psychology where we were taught Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Abraham Maslow was a psychologist who was … Read More

New Infographic: Self-Actualization
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Our newest info-graphic is a variation on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This infographic emphasizes that in order for the greatest outcomes to be achieved in the birthing experience, a women has four different types of needs that ought to be … Read More

Doulas and depression during pregnancy, labor and postpartum
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This is an interesting video that discusses the importance of providing holistic care for women during childbirth.  I often describe the role of a doula by first describing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  This is a concept that is taught in my course. … Read More

More on Validation during Birth-how a trained doula can help
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In one post I did, I mentioned the importance of validation during labor and birth.  I then asked that you think about ways that you can validate women during labor.  As I thought about this, my train of thought turned … Read More