Here is a list of local and online resources that I have compiled to help women throughout pregnancy, birth, childhood, and loss. There are many general resources and other are quite specific to a need. Please let me know if you have any questions or you can’t find what you’re looking for. I recommend consulting with a chiropractor like Soulshine Family Wellness Center to ensure pelvic balance and optimal fetal positioning throughout pregnancy.
I am a member of House of Doula. We are a group of birth and postpartum doulas striving for excellence. All of us are certified through DONA or CAPPA, CPR certified and continually educate ourselves on evidence-based care within our scope of practice. You can find us at Belly Bliss Meet the Doulas events monthly!
The Family Room is like a second home to me! I teach my Dancing For Birth™ classes here on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm. If you’re looking for an excellent comprehensive Childbirth Education course, take the Birth Knowledge class here. Not only will you be completely prepared and confident in your birth, you will come out of it with breastfeeding and newborn care knowledge. This class is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend taking the time to go through this course. It will cover everything you need to prepare you for parenthood. Then you can stay on at The Family Room to take other classes in parenting, open play, meditation, introducing solids, sleep issues, discipline, or potty training…anything you need to know about your new family, this is the place to be!
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Why are most physicians no longer offering vaginal breech delivery? Is it a fear of liability? Peer pressure? Bullying by insurance companies? Or were they just never taught how to? The documentary film Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery (produced by Dr. Elliot Berlin, DC) answers these questions. As aging doctors skilled in vaginal breech delivery cease to practice, the vaginal option for breech birth is
disappearing at a rapid rate. Will doctors who don’t have these skills explain the benefits and risks of both vaginal breech birth and cesarean breech birth to their patients? The way you birth is your choice. It’s your right. Do not allow a physician to take that away. Research your options so that you can make informed decisions and consents based on facts and evidence.” A breech baby is born nearly every four minutes in the United States. Until the year 2000, a woman could opt to birth her breech baby vaginally or via surgery. Then, in 2001, a study came out that took away one of those options. The study was later found to be faulty, but the damage was already done– vaginal breech birth was almost completely eliminated from medical school training and from delivery rooms.
Heads Up features several women confronted with the disappearance of this option for their breech babies. Among others, actress Morena Baccarin and holistic living personality Kimberly Van Der Beek struggle to find providers who will attend them in a vaginal breech birth–all under the pressure of their imminent due dates. Through their personal accounts and the perspectives of medical professionals,Heads Up explores this widely misunderstood subject and the need to restore this lost art and lost option. – headsupfilm.com