A Love Letter for You!

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by Claire Merritt, BSN, RN, DAL birth assistant Dearest parents,  You are beautiful, amazing, intelligent, creative, powerful and imperfectly and perfectly you. You have something to contribute to this world. You are the only you in…

Waiting for Baby…

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by Amity McElroy, Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator It’s finally here: the last few weeks of pregnancy! You’ve spent months growing and preparing for baby. You’ve taken the classes, read all the books, and the nursery is set up. Now t…

Let’s Talk about Sex…

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Let’s Talk about Sex…(and Condoms, Lubricants, Toys and Tools) It can be challenging to find a safe space to talk about sex outside of the bedroom (if your bedroom feels like a safe space), over a beverage with a trusted friend, or on the exam …

More than the Baby Blues

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When we think about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) we often think of those who have survived severe abuse or war. We do not normally think of mothers. There are millions of women who experience birth trauma each year. It is estimated that a…

New Year-New Website!

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New Year-New Website!We are so excited and proud to share our new website. Thanks to the hard work of many, we believe it is a wonderful representation of Dar a Luz and what we offer. It was designed and developed by BK Design S…

Meet Corrianne!

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I am a native of New Mexico’s beautiful sister state Colorado. After spending my formative years there I moved to Hawaii with the love of my life. As a young woman I experienced two of my life’s biggest events and all time joy’s in the rainbow sta…

Happy New and Kind Year!

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by Tracy Cooper, Receptionist The concept of New Year’s Resolutions can be daunting. The combination of statements like “Make this your best year ever!” and “This is the next chapter in your life!” paired with the reality th…

Simply Sing! Babies and lullabies.

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Simply Sing!by Susan Moore Daniels CNM, MSN There is a lot of research coming out about the importance of therapeutic applications of live music for healing in humans. From premature babies starting life in NICU to hospice care at the end of li…

Get Ready For #GivingTuesday!

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A word from our Executive Director, Abigail: Welcome back from the post-holiday bliss of quiet-glistening snow, not-so-quiet family gatherings, and scrumptious food! Maybe you’re even getting some holiday shopping done with Black Friday, S…

Bye Bye Baby: Car Seats on Airplanes

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By Nancy Anthony, NHTSA-Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Is it time to show off your newest family member to friends and relatives? If you’re planning to fly with your baby this holiday season, here are some helpful facts and tips to…

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