Tagged: childbirth

“At Least You Have a Healthy Baby” The Hidden Pain of Birth Trauma

Mar 24, 2016 |

By Abby Bordner When you look at the probability of trauma in the course of a woman’s life, the statistics are high. One in three will experience sexual abuse in her lifetime, one if four will perceive her birth as traumatic. So, if you’re a childbirth or postpartum professional you are regularly working with women … read more

Six Reasons to Certify as a Doula

Mar 5, 2016 |

By Abby Bordner I’ve been part of a few conversations lately about whether or not to certify as a doula. You know, women have been doing this for years, right? So, why certify? If you’re a labor doula, postpartum doula or considering becoming one, you may be asking yourself, what are the advantages to certification with … read more

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Mar 1, 2016 |

“The doula we used got us through the first two weeks after my son was born,” says Lee Madiston. “My partner and I had no idea what we were doing and she made us comfortable, gave my wife support and information about breastfeeding, and helped us get to know our newborn. I occasionally got to … read more

What Partners Can Do in Labor and Birth

Sep 10, 2015 |

By Abby Bordner Many partners wonder what they will do during labor and birth to make a difference for your loved one. She will be going through a transformative event, birthing your baby and birthing your family. This is a big responsibility! Remember, your biggest job is to offer her protection, connection and compassion. Here … read more

Mindfulness for Childbirth Preparation

Sep 10, 2015 |

By Abby Bordner Not every woman’s expectation of birth is the same, not every woman’s feelings about becoming a mother are the same. I wrote a workbook called Creating Stillness: A Journal for Childbirth Preparation so that women can explore their inner world as they approach the transformative event of birthing their babies. It is … read more

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