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What a Cesarean Birth Looks Like

In the  light of the  recent story of a supposed birth photographer making harsh statements to a mother with a scheduled cesarean, I wanted to share what cesarean birth can looks like.  Whether you were able to chose your birth, or it was decided due to medical necessity, know you will never have a difficult time finding a professional photographer willing support your birth choices or refuse to attend your cesarean birth. it is lighthearted it is happy it is supported it is family centered it is anticipation it is BIRTH! it is JOY it is tender it is choices it is...

Spinning Babies Workshop with Tammy Ryan 2017 | Baton Rouge, LA

Spinning Babies with Tammy Ryan is returning!!   Tammy Ryan, CD/BDT(DONA), CCE, is coming to Baton Rouge to teach a Spinning Babies workshop! Read more about Tammy, her training, and all the wonderful work she does at http://spinningbabies.blogspot.com/2015/02/tammy-dreams-of-reducing-obstructed.html See images from last years workshop! Read More! >> Your hosts this year are myself, Jennifer Wakefield and Brittany Lawrence of Duafe Sol Birth!! April 29, 2017 9a-5p Woman’s Hospital, Conference Room 2 100 Woman’s Way Baton Rouge, LA 70817   Please invite all that may be interested to this page and join so we can get a head count. Space IS limited, so register soon. Join our Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1145124985540544/ To register, fill out the form below. You will be directed to PayPal for payment. If you need to make other payment arrangements, please email Tammy. $175 Early bird until April 15th $200 Regular $225 at the door Spinning Babies Workshop Overview – Optimal Fetal Positioning (OFP) -how fetal position affects labor. – Compare OA & OP labors to signs of “Baby really won’t fit” – Spinning Babies for the doula scope of practice – Spinning Babies techniques – When interventions are necessary – Useful electronic handouts (print and bring your handouts) Workshop open to ALL birth professionals – Doulas Midwives CBE’s Nurses OB’s Chiropractors Prenatal Massage Therapists Prenatal Yoga Instructors Etc.   LOCATION Training will be held at Woman’s Hospital in conference room 2. Enter the main entrance and turn to your left. Conference rooms are located across from the cafeteria and CC’s Coffee. BRING Chairs will be available, but please bring something comfortable to sit on, as this is...

Daniel and Samuel | Baton Rouge, LA Doula & Birth Photographer

My story, and theirs began just before I got pregnant the third time. My second son was 13 months old and I so badly wanted another child. A month later we began trying, and we succeeded the first time! I was ecstatic. I began trying to find another Midwife that would be willing to do a homebirth, since I had a homebirth with my second son. However, I realized that this wasn’t going to be a homebirth after all, because almost every midwife I had talked to were completely booked at the time. I was really upset but little did I know God had a bigger plan.

Sullivan Beau | Baton Rouge, LA Doula & Birth Photographer

Kate and I are in a few local Facebook mom groups, we have mutual friends, and in late October we started discussing different services I offer. Long story short, I found myself at her scheduled cesarean birth on December 3, 2015. Kate had expressed being nervous throughout our messages and conversations, but when I walked into that labor and delivery room that morning, I saw joy and excitement!

StillBirthDay.com Scholarship | Baton Rouge, LA Doula & Birth Photographer

I am so humbled to announce that I have received a Carly Marie Scholarship to StillBirthDay.com​ for bereavement doula training. I pray it is a training I never have to rely on, unfortunately in reality, I will have to at some point. Thank you so much to StillBirthDay for allowing me this scholarship to further my knowledge and help families in their journies.
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Planning for Postpartum: Part I

There is so much that goes into planning that happens for birth and baby, but often, the postpartum period is forgotten about. I will be doing a 3 part series on how to help prepare for postpartum.
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