Am I in Labor? Tips on Early Labor and When to Come to Dar a Luz

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by Lauren Zielenski, CNM How will I know when I’m in labor? How do I manage early labor at home? How long do I stay home? Will I be able to figure this out if I’ve never done it before? I’ve only been induced before, so will I know I’m in l…

Ways to Get Unstuck From Your Anxiety

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By Erica Deerinwater I am always looking for ways to get out of unhealthy thinking and into the present. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to worry about the worst and miss the best. In my quest to do better at this in my own life, I have fo…

Life-Changing Magical Spring Cleaning

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By Shelley Black, Director of Operations “It is an illusion. And, in fact, that which you have possesses you more than you possess it. The possessor finally becomes the possessed. You think you have so many things – riches, power, money – but d…

Safety of Breastmilk and Breastfeeding during COVID-19 Pandemic: A few answers to some common questions

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An update from your DAL lactation teamby Stephanie Sanchez, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Birth Assistant A few answers to some common questions I have tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are having symptoms and have just given birth or will soon, wil…

COVID-19 Policy Updates and Information on Vaccination

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Eleven months into the longest year of my life, and I finally feel like there’s a light somewhere at the end of some tunnel (waaaaay out there, but still… at least I can see it now). This virus has been relentless in so many ways and I send my…

The one where we share some staff changes…

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This new year is bringing about some lovely changes, and some that are a bit bittersweet. We would like to start by congratulating Alisa on her new position as Clinical Director! Coming Home…by Alisa Henning, CNM As some of you may have hea…

Rethinking Resolutions

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by Claire Merritt, RN, Birth Assistant Hello Dar a Luz families, and Happy New Year! As we all know, 2020 was an incredibly tough year (understatement of the year), and the simple act of persevering through 2020 is a huge accomplishment in itse…

A simple habit for the new year

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by Tracy Cooper, DAL Receptionist As we near the end of 2020, many of us are looking to 2021 for a fresh start. It hasn’t been a great year. We’re keen to move on, however, at the same time we’re struggling to just rearrange our holidays. …

Attitude of Gratitude During Anger 2020

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by Susan Moore Daniels image tinybuddha.com Let me start by saying that I am so very GRATEFUL about some recent events that have occurred for my family this month. My niece just birthed her first baby!! This particular niece is my sister’s f…

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

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by Nancy Anthony, CPST Image http://www.npaihb.org Actually, DAL does NOT recommend having your baby drive your car. But, as a car seat technician, I do get a lot of questions about taking babies on road trips. If you are planning on a long…

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