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Summer Happenings…

Hello eveyone! The BirthMatters Team has been busy reaching out to the community at the ReGenesis Health Care Back to School Health Fairs! Several young mothers had the chance to meet our doulas at the Spartanburg event this past Saturday and the first...

little person, little hands

little person, little handsHi my little one who has me feeling this joyWhat a wonderful world since you entered it as a part of my life’s dealThe smallness of your body makes my protection guard ring highThe sweetness of your smell reminds me of...

Planting Seeds

In honor of the beautiful South Carolina spring, I can not help but rejoice in planting a garden. This is the first year I have used heirloom tomatoes. I was given two tiny plants from an avid gardener who does not charge for them. She simply is so excited...

Birth Matters plus Health Connect One: A Doula for Every Mother.

The Health Connect One Mission states: HealthConnect One (HC One) is a nationally recognized nonprofit training and technical assistance agency that uses innovative, community-based approaches to support direct-service providers in promoting the health...

Who Needs Contraptions Anyways!?

Everyday, we see moms and dads carrying their sweet babies in these bulky and chunky looking ‘contraptions.’  They weigh a lot without a baby in them…and even more when a bundle of joy is snuggled up inside it.  I am talking about...

It’s a Doula thing….by Ashley Lyles

I love being a doula because I get to meet new moms.I love explaining what a doula is and all the valuable information.I love that my moms appreciate the one on one doula care model.I love that they are excited that I will be with them at the birth. I...

Birth is a life changing event….

Not only becoming a parent, but the experience is something women carry with them: sometimes as a badge of pride, or sometimes as a wound. A few weeks ago, one of my young mothers had attended a childbirth education class I had taught.  The week after...

Straight from the heart…

Hello all! I wanted to brighten your day with some inspirational quotes about birth and doulas! Enjoy and share our blog with others! If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it. John H. Kennell, MD Attending births is like growing roses....

Think Happy Thoughts…

Hello all! On this less than sunny winter day, I wanted to brighten your day with some inspirational quotes about birth and doulas! Enjoy and share our blog with others!If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it. John H. Kennell, MD  Attending...