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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...