We are Hiring….

BirthMatters is eager to announce a new position, Program Coordinator!  We are all excited about this new role for the organization. This is a big job and we know and believe the right candidate will…

Connecting my birth work and Brené Brown

One perceptive I have been interested in for reducing infant mortality is acknowledging and valuing human beings. I am fascinated with the video called “Unnatural Causes”. See link here. http://www.pbs.org/unnaturalcauses/hour_02.htm I have been doing birth…

Connection

  Last week I traveled to D.C. with our family. This summer one of my goals is to be more connected to my family. During the school year on most weeks, we do our best…

39 Weeks the new full term….

Read great article about how families need to be aware that 39 weeks is considered full term. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/22/full-term-pregnancy-definition/3145107/ Great video from March of Dimes. Click below and enjoy the last weeks of pregnancy. 39 Weeks

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…