What is Dancing for Birth™?

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by Amity McElroy, Educator CIMI, CD Are you looking for a safe exercise program for pregnancy? Or maybe you want to dance your way through labor, or you would like more community postpartum…  If so, Dancing for Birth™ is for YOU! Dan…


The “Dirt” on Dirt 

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by Stephanie Sanchez RN, IBCLC Did you wash your hands? Don’t track mud in the house! Did you use hand sanitizer? Don’t eat that off the floor! Don’t touch that, you don’t know where it’s been! Have those toys been wiped down? Get that out …

Why I Came to Dar a Luz

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by Olivia Herrera, Birth Assistant I had LONGED to work at Dar a Luz. On my drive through the North Valley, I would pass the bell tower with a new baby’s name proudly displayed on it… a sweet announcement to the community that a new babe …

Self-Soothing

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by Laura Ross Wood, LMSW Self-Soothing A very useful psychological concept is the idea of “flooding.” Flooding basically means that the body and mind are overwhelmed. This state of “fight-flight-freeze” causes blood pressure to rise at t…

Speaking of shopping local…

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by Tracy Cooper You’ve probably heard enough about retailing this holiday weekend — there’s no shortage of websites and ads telling you ALL of the hundreds of items available for you during and after your pregnancy. I wanted to take a moment t…

Eating for Two: Nourishing Yourself and Your Microbiome

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by Meagan Morse, CNM We’ve all heard the sayings, “your gut feeling,” and “trust your gut.” It’s ancient wisdom that our tummies are wise. Now, with emerging research on the gut microbiome, we’re learning just how true that is! We’re also learn…

Welcome Krystal and Kona

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We are so pleased to introduce our two newest staff members. Krystal Davis, our newest Birth Assistant and Nakonah Secatero, our Administrative Coordinator. We know you are going to love them as much as we do! I grew up in Flagstaff, AZ, a …

Open Enrollment

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by Erica Deerinwater, Billing Specialist If you receive your health insurance through an employer, you’ve probably already received information about upcoming open enrollment. These documents can feel both overwhelming and useless at the same t…

Internet safety for kids

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by Erica Deerinwater, Billing Specialist Today, many families use technology to teach as well as entertain our kids. We all have our goals on how much our kids will be in front of a screen, and sometimes that limit is stretched for a multitude …

Natural Measures for Gestational Diabetes

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by Susan Moore Daniels, CNM, MSN “I am sure the test result is wrong!”“This result has to be a mistake.” These and other similar comments are heard by our nurses at Dar a Luz almost every day when they make the phone calls to report abno…

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