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Caroline Hurst - Doula Services My name is Caroline Hurst- Millican. I am a Birth & Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, & Future Midwife. Caroline’s years as a teacher and nanny laid the foundation on her path to becoming a doula.
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At the root of all of her work is a passion for serving the whole family. Families who have worked with Caroline describe her demeanor as calm and positive and say that she is resourceful, a great trait to have in dealing with both the planned and unexpected. She will be offering Postpartum and Infant Care support in 2018 to deepen her care for families in the Northern Virginia region. When not doula-ing, Caroline serves others as a special needs attendant. She also spends her time reading, baking, and practicing yoga.

Operating as usual

Women are not the only ones that go through postpartum. Dads have their own postpartum journey and that can involve depr...
14/01/2021
What You Need To Know About Postnatal Depression In Men

Women are not the only ones that go through postpartum.

Dads have their own postpartum journey and that can involve depression and anxiety.

Vicky Clayton is calling for more support for new dads after her child's father took his own life.

06/01/2021
Aviva Romm, MD

Aviva Romm, MD

Most of us grew up exposed to media in which birthing women were screaming, cursing, and pushing so hard blood vessels were bursting. It’s a prevalent stereotype and one that often becomes deeply ingrained in us.⁠

However you birth - quietly, loudly, chanting, moving, singing, screaming, laughing, crying - it’s perfect. But most of us have a lot of reclaiming and relearning to do at a cellular level, so cultural birth tropes don’t subconsciously influence our own birth experiences. Not all births are like that - as you can see in this video. It’s important that we see birth from many angles - not just what we see on screen in a culture deeply jaded about birth and in which birth is universally over-medicalized.⁠

Additional ways to unpack internalized cultural beliefs include: ⁠
🌻 Writing out the images you’ve seen, and stories you’ve heard about birth from movies, family, friends, etc.⁠
🌻 Describe in writing, what you believe birth could look and sound like⁠
🌻 Get educated about labor and birth physiology, and what you can do to support it⁠
🌻 Find care providers and a birthing place that best supports your sense of safety and comfort⁠
🌻 Practice mindfulness techniques for labor (visualization, affirmations, hypnobirthing)⁠

Where can you learn all this? There are so many wonderful books, and midwives, doulas, and childbirth educators. And you can join me at the #ideservebirthsupport FB Group at the link below where you can find all you need to experience birth in the most empowered, powerful, and pleasurable ways possible. However you birth. There’s also a downloadable PDF there for you to unpack the stories you are holding on to about birth, so that you can enter your pregnancy and birth with a blank slate.⁠

And it’s all free - with love- thru jan 14th, 2021 - and then becomes an incredible new (always affordable!!!) membership program with community support - and real time with me!⁠

https://m.facebook.com/groups/ideservebirthsupport/

📹: @daysiribeiro

21 Birth Becomes You Photographers to Follow in 2021 — Birth Becomes You - Resources and Courses for New Birth Photograp...
31/12/2020
21 Birth Becomes You Photographers to Follow in 2021 — Birth Becomes You - Resources and Courses for New Birth Photographers

21 Birth Becomes You Photographers to Follow in 2021 — Birth Becomes You - Resources and Courses for New Birth Photographers

As 2020 comes to an end, we wanted to share with you some of our favorite moments from the year in birth photography, captured by the lovely members of our Facebook group for birth photographers . While 2020 was a hard, sad year filled with loss and limitations for many of us, we’re thrilled that ...

02/12/2020
Tyla

Tyla

This mum is a doctor with a son that wants to be a surgeon. So to have fun and encourage him to learn she creates playdough surgery activities! 😮👏👏

New Studies Confirm Safety of Home Birth With Midwives in the U.S.
17/11/2020
New Studies Confirm Safety of Home Birth With Midwives in the U.S.

New Studies Confirm Safety of Home Birth With Midwives in the U.S.

by Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN, Executive Director, Midwives Alliance of North America In today’s peer-reviewed Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH), a landmark study** confirms that among low-risk women, planned home births result in low rates of interventions without an increase in adve...

Breastfeeding Support Group of Enterprise
12/11/2020

Breastfeeding Support Group of Enterprise

Cereal and blueberries for the win!

In the hospital we encourage moms to breastfeed every 2-3 hours to nourish the baby and bring in a good future milk supply.

It’s math: 8-12 feeds in 24 hours (ideal) = nursing every 2-3 hours 📚📈

It’s a quick and easy way to get the message across that this baby needs to eat, and often.

Unfortunately, new parents seem think breastfeeding is going to be like the first picture (cereal)...all the feeds perfectly spaced out and all the same size. Every 2-3 hours. Easy. And the baby will sleep like an angel in between....

THIS IS NOT REALITY. In reality, your sweet newborn baby will have good feeds, short feeds, sleepy feeds, crappy feeds, and everything in between!

The visual of the blueberries is amazing because it shows how realistically feedings are at all different times and different lengths (bigger blueberries ☺️). And did you count the berries?!? More than enough!

Yes, we want you to nurse every 2-3 hours, but the baby calls the shots. Less watching the clock ⏰ and more watching for feeding cues 👶🏻 😃

Hope Cove
12/11/2020

Hope Cove

Thanksgiving Dinner Help!

We welcomed our baby girl 10/30 at 10:43am. So thankful for all your support and prayers. I’ve missed supporting you and...
04/11/2020

We welcomed our baby girl 10/30 at 10:43am.
So thankful for all your support and prayers.
I’ve missed supporting you and your growing families.

Now booking clients for spring 2021.

Spirit Y Sol
04/11/2020

Spirit Y Sol

Whatever happens in the next few days
I want to ask you
Be the light
Turn towards hope
Practice peace
Choose love
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But I want to remind you
Light can be soft and subtle
But it can also be piercing and sharp
Light illuminates
But it can also ignite - white hot rays bursting into flames under the right conditions
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And I want to remind you that love can be soft and gentle and warm
But it can also be loud
Love can be fierce and brave and borderless explosive and bright
Driving out the dark forces of hate
Burning down barriers and breaking though walls.
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I want to remind you that peace can be quiet and still and gentle
But it can also be bold
It can be fighting for justice - knowing that until there is equality and safety for all, true peace is not possible
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Whatever happens in the next few days
I ask you to stand firm in your heart
Choose love.
Choose light.
Choose peace.
Choose hope.
But don’t throw these words around in complacency and bypassing. Don’t dismiss the valid fears and anger others are expressing. Don’t hide behind your privilege and pretend that everything is ok- just because it’s ok for you.
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I ask you to think of the most vulnerable among us. This whose voices go unheard. Speak up for them. I ask you to think of those who may be too afraid to be seen. Stand up for them. I ask you to think of your grandchildren and their grandchildren and the stories you will tell them. Of how you stood on the right side of history. How you stood for change. For equality. For unity. For love.
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This chapter in time may ask us to arm ourselves with strength and conviction and a commitment to justice never before seen.
It may ask us to embody the boldest, bravest, brightest versions of ourselves. It may ask us to leave behind beliefs and relationships and even loved ones who aren’t ready to move beyond intolerance and hate.
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Whatever lies ahead, we stand strong. Ready to greet a new world with open hearts and steady spirits.
Light warriors.
Peace keepers.
Lovers.
Holders of hope.
Our time is now.

03/11/2020
Badassmotherbirther

How beautiful.

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𝙱𝙸𝚁𝚃𝙷 𝙳𝙾𝙴𝚂 𝙽𝙾𝚃 𝙱𝙴𝙻𝙾𝙽𝙶 𝚃𝙾 𝙸𝙽𝚂𝚃𝙸𝚃𝚄𝚃𝙸𝙾𝙽𝚂 𝙾𝚁 𝚂𝚈𝚂𝚃𝙴𝙼𝚂 𝚃𝙷𝙰𝚃 𝙿𝚁𝙸𝙾𝚁𝙸𝚃𝙸𝚉𝙴 𝚃𝙷𝙴𝙸𝚁 𝙾𝚆𝙽 𝙰𝙶𝙴𝙽𝙳𝙰.

𝙱𝙸𝚁𝚃𝙷 𝙱𝙴𝙻𝙾𝙽𝙶𝚂 𝚃𝙾 𝙵𝙰𝙼𝙸𝙻𝙸𝙴𝚂.

𝙵𝙰𝙼𝙸𝙻𝙸𝙴𝚂 𝙰𝚁𝙴 𝚁𝙴𝙲𝙻𝙰𝙸𝙼𝙸𝙽𝙶 𝚆𝙷𝙰𝚃 𝙸𝚂 𝚃𝙷𝙴𝙸𝚁𝚂.

𝙲𝙻𝙰𝙸𝙼 𝚈𝙾𝚄𝚁 𝙾𝚆𝙽𝙴𝚁𝚂𝙷𝙸𝙿.

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VideoCred: @evafotografiando on IG
Provider: @tesoromaspreciado on IG

Enter to win a 1-hour photography session of your choice with Beautiful Moments By Anny/Photography 📷Newborn session, fa...
17/10/2020

Enter to win a 1-hour photography session of your choice with Beautiful Moments By Anny/Photography 📷

Newborn session, family photos, maternity pictures, your choice!

$10 per entry, no limit. All proceeds will go to shelving for Hope Cove 🙌🏼💜

-Go like Anny's page
-Like Hope Cove's page
-Share this post

Winner will be announced Sunday night at 8:00 PM!

Go go go go! Please put on the comments "For the raffle"

Send your entries to Tami on Venmo @tamijodukie or Cashapp $TamiJoDukie or FB pay.

It's RAFFLE TIME at Hope Cove!!!

Enter to win a 1-hour photography session of your choice with Beautiful Moments By Anny/Photography 📷

Newborn session, family photos, maternity pictures, your choice!

$10 per entry, no limit. All proceeds will go to shelving for Hope Cove 🙌🏼💜

-Go like Anny's page
-Like Hope Cove's page
-Share this post

Winner will be announced Sunday night at 8:00 PM!

Go go go go! Please put on the comments "For the raffle"

Send your entries to Tami on Venmo @tamijodukie or Cashapp $TamiJoDukie or FB pay.

Motherhood Collective Las Vegas
24/09/2020

Motherhood Collective Las Vegas

Breastfeeding with Maj
11/09/2020

Breastfeeding with Maj

Posted @withregram • @kijijisisterhood 🗣️Calling all baby feeders! We are seeking a diverse line up of mothers' to show the world how we keep these babies healthy and growing strong from breastmilk. We want to showcase different styles and family dynamics so hit our inbox and claim your spot now space is limited.

@snv_breastfeeding_coalition @southernnevadahealthdistrict

#brestfeeding #chestfeeding #pumpingmom #lactatingmoms #breastisbest #breastmilk #blackbreastfeedingmoms #breastfeedingwomen #breastfeedingwomenofcolor #kijijisisterhood #boobiemilk

Breastfeeding with Maj
09/09/2020

Breastfeeding with Maj

www.WICLV.org. Breastfeeding support available to you at the Las Vegas Urban League WIC 3320 East Flamingo Rd. Suite 50 Las Vegas, NV 89121 call 702-476-9561. Posted @withregram • @nevadawellness Everyone’s experience with breastfeeding is different. Having support along the way makes breastfeeding easier.🤱🏾 See how WIC can support you on your breastfeeding journey ➡️ https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/get-support-wic

#WICBreastfeeding #WICspeaksBF #WICResourcesWednesday #lvulwic

Be careful who you donate to.
04/09/2020

Be careful who you donate to.

🌱💚Living more sustainably is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to our children’s future...but sometimes it’s not easy to understand which choices represent authentic sustainability. 💚 Here’s some great info from Fashion Revolution and CNN Style, helping us to make truly sustainable choices!💚🌱
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Repost @fash_rev
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This month, Fashion Revolution has partnered with @CNNstyle to publish a sustainability focused special collection of facts, features, guides, profiles and opinion pieces.

First up, we’re sharing a myth-busting approach to some to break down the common misconceptions about sustainable fashion. Jacqui Palumbo takes us through the truths and realities of donating clothes, greenwashing, textiles recycling and more! Swipe for the inside scoop on some of these mythical beliefs and read the full article at the link in our story.

Ohio Midwife
28/08/2020

Ohio Midwife

Kala, lost her baby last year, only a week after it was born. 😭 She had had an emergency cesarean due to a placenta previa.

For this pregnancy, her keepers simply stood by - and observed that she was comfortable and progressing as expected. #Unhindered

On Wednesday morning they walked in to find that she had given birth - with only the baby’s father near her.

Y’all, this momma had a VBAC!
🦍🌈💛🌿🌀

PhotoCred: Ben Birchall/PA wire
Information found on @bbcnews
@badassmotherbirther

#UnassistedBirth #VBAC #HBAC #UBAC #PlacentaPrevia #LowLyingPlacenta #ICAN #FamilyBirth #Breastfeeding #Mother #DaddyDoula #Newborn #WildAndFree #IntuitiveParenting #RainbowBaby #BirthAfterLoss #BirthAfterTrauma #HealingBirth #HealthyMomma #HealthyBaby Emily Schultz

#BirthStory #Rainbow
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-53874594

#PreviousCesarean #Loss
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/one-week-old-gorilla-dies-20064587

Gentle Sleep Tribe
19/08/2020

Gentle Sleep Tribe

These aren't modern crazes we've taken up.

They aren't terrible habits we've gotten ourselves into, that need to be stopped asap before they ruin our babies.

They are ancient parenting practices, and they are the blueprint on your newborn baby's brain and what they expect from you as soon as they are born.

This is why the work that I do with families antenatally, and with newborns up to 6 months is purely about setting expectations for normal newborn sleep, feeding and creating secure bonds, and looking after yourself as well.

Sometimes just knowing what's normal is enough and you can carry on following that ancient intuition that was always within you 🤍

Motherboard Birth
14/08/2020

Motherboard Birth

🤱🏽 Chest/Breastfeeding Positions

👶🏼 There is no "one size fits all" when it comes to chest/breastfeeding positions. Body type, chest/breast size, latch, cesarean or vaginal birth, comfort level, daytime or nighttime are all factors that may influence what position you choose for feeding your baby. While you and your baby learn together, remember to be patient and give yourself grace as you find what works best for both of you.

🧒🏽 How many of these positions have you tried? Which worked best for you?

www.motherboardbirth.com

California Breastfeeding Coalition
11/08/2020

California Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding offers the ultimate food security for infants and young children — it's clean, nutrient-rich, boosts immunity and is readily available from any lactating individual.

Kijiji Sisterhood
10/08/2020

Kijiji Sisterhood

Join us August 25th-31st to celebrate black breastfeeding week 2020. #kijijisisterhood #blackbreastfeedingweek #blackbreastfeedingweek2020 #breastisbest #blackbabiesneedbreastmilk

Spirit Y Sol
11/07/2020

Spirit Y Sol

FREE coloring sheets are headed out to my mailing list babes tomorrow morning. Make sure you sign up (link in profile) to get these posters- plus my thoughts on how we can fight the maternal mortality crisis (spoiler- FUND BLACK BIRTHWORKERS) and how you can get free art and childbirth ed resources (another spoiler alert— FUND BLACK BIRTHWORKERS.) And if you color any of these sheets, will you share them by tagging me? I need to replace this b&w image because it’s throwing off the balance 😬😂 so the first person to share a colored page and tag me will get a space on my feed! 🎨

Melanie The Midwife
02/07/2020

Melanie The Midwife

Your care providers are there to serve you and support you, NOT to impose their preferences upon you. Your choices should be respected. Kirsten Small from @birthsmalltalk said this recently and I love it! Kirsten is an obstetrician and academic and is on point in her words. Women shouldn’t be doing what their care providers want them to do, care providers should be doing what women want them to do. #birth #midwives #obstetrics #obstetrician #autonomousbirth #birthpower #transformativebirthwork

Crunchy Mama
30/06/2020

Crunchy Mama

The Little Milk Bar

Damn right!
25/06/2020

Damn right!

It's been a minute since I shared this gem!

Birth with my baby at home three weeks ago versus my previous VBAC in the hospital were night and day different because of my ability to labor and birth however I wanted! 😍

There is nothing like having the freedom to move your body in whatever way feels best during birth!

Pregnant mamas, pull out those Dr. Seuss vibes and
ROCK. YOUR. BIRTH.

What was your favorite position to breastfeed in?
23/06/2020

What was your favorite position to breastfeed in?

Which position is your favorite?
Side lying was mine!!
Educate, Encourage, Empower 💙❤👣

15/06/2020
4Kira4Moms

4Kira4Moms

“Would Kira be alive today if she were white?” Absolutely! The same structural institutionalized racism that is killing unarmed black men at the hands of the police is the same racism that is killing black mothers is child birth. YEA I SAID IT! While cell phone footage and body cams have shown the world gruesome imagines of police executing unarmed black men. I cringe to think what we would see if we had cameras that capture the instances off obstetric violence and extreme negligence that take place against women all over the country. Let me be clear🗣 ALL DOCTORS ARE NOT BAD! Just like all police aren’t bad. However these bad actors & Dangerous Docs. MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, DISCIPLINED PUBLICLY, AND STRIPPED OF THIER LICENSE. Being black should not be a risk factor for dying in child birth. Our healthcare system must be rebuilt in away prioritizes and rewards respectful dignified care for all people. PS. I’m not here to make you comfortable I’m here for change #SHESHOULDBEHERE #APPLYPREASURE #4kira4moms #motherlover #enoughisenough #blackmamasmatter #shameoncedars #fipa

Sesame Street
06/06/2020

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is joining CNN this Saturday for a Town Hall to help kids and families discuss racism and the protests taking place nationwide, build empathy, and embrace diversity. Watch the hour-long special this Saturday June 6 at 10 am ET. #CNNSesameStreet

Birthing From Within
06/06/2020

Birthing From Within

How are we showing up for Black birthing people? Majority-white birth organizations like BFW, and white and white-passing birth workers, must interrogate ourselves continuously. #Repost @uluvmylovefaces
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I SAID WHAT I SAID‼️✊🏽#BLACKLIVESMATTER #BLACKOUTEVERYDAY #STOPKILLINGOURKIDS
#VIRAL
#FREEDOMFIGHTERS
#justiceforgeorgefloyd
#justiceforbreonnataylor
#nojusticenopeace
#washingtondc

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