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Immediately after Fiz was born


Mar 12


My Birth Story: Amber’s Home Birth

My due date was April 29, 2011. It was a Friday. That night, my husband, Rusty, and I went to dinner with a bunch of friends at Scalini’s, home of the well-known labor-inducing eggplant parmigiana. We thought it would be fun to have an “eggplant baby,” but all week we’d both had a feeling that […]

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Mar 12


Doulas – The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How

Editor’s Note: In honor of World Doula Week, we are thrilled to bring you some thoughts from a longtime doula and Atlanta Birth Center supporter, Teresa Howard of Labor of Love Doula and Childbirth Services. Wikipedia says Doula comes from Ancient Greek δούλη (doulē) meaning “female slave.” Greek labor ...

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Photo by Simple Pleasure Photography by Kim Holderfield.


Oct 11


Your Personal Yoda: What a Doula Can Do for You

I asked my husband what he would say to a soon-to-be dad, if a man came to him for advice. What did he think was something he learned from our first birth that he was glad we changed for our second? He replied simply, “Get a doula.” I asked him how he would convince a […]

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