The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.

U of M researchers: Medicaid coverage of doula care could ultimately save taxpayers money, and reduce cesarean rates by 40%!

U of M researchers: Medicaid coverage of doula care could ultimately save taxpayers money, and reduce cesarean rates by 40%!

How Not To Be "THAT DOULA" In A Nurses’ Mind  Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D. is a doula trainer, researcher, sexuality educator, and infant mental health expert in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

How Not To Be "THAT DOULA" In A Nurses’ Mind Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D. is a doula trainer, researcher, sexuality educator, and infant mental health expert in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Birth Plan  This is a continuation from the Holistic Mama Guide Part 1, Pregnancy and  Prep.  Many women wait until the third trimester to create a birth plan, but I  recommend researching as much as possible to create your “dream” birth plan  prior to choosing your OB/midwife, hospital, and/or doula to ensure they  are willing to help you achieve your wishes.  Additionally, be aware of for-profit hospitals that are likely to refuse or  make it difficult to work with your midwife and/or…

Birth Plan This is a continuation from the Holistic Mama Guide Part 1, Pregnancy and Prep. Many women wait until the third trimester to create a birth plan, but I recommend researching as much as possible to create your “dream” birth plan prior to choosing your OB/midwife, hospital, and/or doula to ensure they are willing to help you achieve your wishes. Additionally, be aware of for-profit hospitals that are likely to refuse or make it difficult to work with your midwife and/or…

FacebookTwitter9Google+16Pinterest2.6k Sometimes called a labor assistant, a doula is person who assists a woman in labor.  In recent years, doulas have become more popular and widespread.  Research and personal experience show that a doula can be an integral part of a woman's birth team, not only during labor but before and after.  What is a...  Read more »

FacebookTwitter9Google+16Pinterest2.6k Sometimes called a labor assistant, a doula is person who assists a woman in labor. In recent years, doulas have become more popular and widespread. Research and personal experience show that a doula can be an integral part of a woman's birth team, not only during labor but before and after. What is a... Read more »

I Am A Midwife Series. A public education series of short videos to help you learn more about who midwives are and what they do.

I Am A Midwife Series. A public education series of short videos to help you learn more about who midwives are and what they do.

"It's all about knowing your options and researching the pros and cons of each." Since 2005, Julie Trotter has specialized in newborn care for Atlanta families and teaches our private workshops, New Parent Essentials. She is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator and is currently training as a StillBirthday bereavement and birth doula. She has attended 4 births as a doula and offers our combined Birth Support & Overnight Newborn Care package.

"It's all about knowing your options and researching the pros and cons of each." Since 2005, Julie Trotter has specialized in newborn care for Atlanta families and teaches our private workshops, New Parent Essentials. She is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator and is currently training as a StillBirthday bereavement and birth doula. She has attended 4 births as a doula and offers our combined Birth Support & Overnight Newborn Care package.

A new study suggests covering a doula could save insurers money in the long run – a good incentive to start investing in emotional care, too. Researchers found having a doula reduces the chance a mother will need costly medical interventions. #doula #pregnancycare #csection #hireadoula #whattoexpect | whattoexpect.com

A new study suggests covering a doula could save insurers money in the long run – a good incentive to start investing in emotional care, too. Researchers found having a doula reduces the chance a mother will need costly medical interventions. #doula #pregnancycare #csection #hireadoula #whattoexpect | whattoexpect.com

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