Self Care

by Krystal Davis, BSNRN: Birth Assistant Over the last two years I have seen many “Take care of yourself” and “Do what fills your cup and eases your mind” signs and social media posts.  While I think the prompts to care for yourself...

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Relaxing Into the Hormone RELAXIN

by Susan Moore Daniels, CNM, MSN “My low back is so out of whack!” “My pubic bone is screaming!” “My knees and feet feel so uneasy!” Yet the change can be redeeming. RELAXIN is still a bit of a mysterious hormone, in that it...

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Relax.Have Sex and Eat Chocolate!

What if I told you that some of  the best things to help prepare your body for labor and birth are to relax, have sex or orgasm and eat dark chocolate? Not only is this true but scientifically proven! Let’s talk about it!  Before...

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Inclusive

THEY/THEM Ease…. and the Distress with BREASTS by Susan Moore Daniels I have been a midwife and a mother for more than 3 decades now. I guess maybe that makes me kind of an old-bird. So here are some random shared experiences from this...

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Taking Pride in their work

Ask around, and you’ll hear that there is something wonderfully supportive about being surrounded by the Dar a Luz community. And the truth is even though our family is complete, our community of friends keeps growing thanks to them.  My...

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Mother’s Day Activities

by Nakonah Secatero, Administrative Coordinator  As I brainstormed ideas for ways to spend Mother’s day with your loved one, I thought to myself, “where did Mother’s day come from?” How did it become a holiday? It’s quite interesting, Mother’s...

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My Origins: How Did I Get Here?

by Abigail Lanin Eaves, CNM I don’t really know how old I was when I first heard my mother’s birth stories… I suspect I wasn’t more than 4 or 5 years old, mesmerized by the idea of giving birth. She talked with such ease (as I recall)...

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Mythbusters: Birth Edition

by Alisa Henning, CNM image by Lori Martinez Photography Thanks for joining us on this myth-busting and truth-finding mission! Read on to learn more about birth and midwifery and birth center care. “Birth has always happened in...

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