Amber Pendergraph speaks honestly….

Let’s talk about sex!!!! It seems to be a trending topic now a days. The discussions can get a little intense whether your talking to parent, friend or partner. There is an extreme amount of…

What do you think about the word “SPOIL”…regarding parenting not food!

Our culture is fascinated with creating independent children, at the risk of long term harmful effects on these children we so love dearly. We must be careful with this and reflect on how we were…

Ina May Gaskin: The Midwife

Meeting Ina May and hearing her provide birth wisdom was beyond spectacular. Lupe and I loved getting our picture made with such a special and humble person.  Ina May has passion around maternal morbidity and…

Penny, the Doula Guru

It was a delight to spend Saturday with Penny Simkin in Chapel Hill, NC. Penny is a hero in the doula field and one of the founders of the doula movement. I attended her all day training…

And they are up….

Each year BirthMatters does something special in August for breastfeeding awareness….this year we were excited to receive a grant from Select Health of South Carolina.  The two billboards are in Spartanburg and Cherokee County located…

Back to School Health Fair

BirthMatters doulas had some fun telling the community about doula services and we recruited some new moms! Lupe, our bilingual doula serving Gaffney, talking up doula services…. Rica, our community doula in Gaffney, and Lynette…

Summer Community Events

BirthMatters is represented at several community events over the summer. Here is Amber and Molly sharing information about breastfeeding and recruiting mothers to serve. Amber recruited a mom at this event.  This helps spread the…

Go Terrie Go!

Click on link below and watch BirthMatters’ very own community doula Terrie Smith shine….thanks HeathConnect One. http://breathepushgrow.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/the-art-of-community-based-doula/

Help us win $1000.00

BirthMatters is requesting your support. Please vote for BirthMatters in the Children’s Trust SuperHero contest. You must have a facebook account. See below link to vote from Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/ChildrensTrustSC/app_378216532212680

Does the Moon effect birth?

After I read the below link from the Upstate BirthNetwork…I realized that we have some evidence today to speak on this topic…of course I hope everyone noticed the moon last night and will see it…