Saturday, July 30, 2011

DOULA support during birth

Paramount to a satisfying birth experience for many women is having the support of a massage therapist or doula––a caregiver specialized in offering laboring women emotional encouragement and physical touch. More than the relief of pain, it is the emotional support and safety that develops between these types of birth companions and the laboring woman that helps her to feel empowered to cope with her contractions and which leads her to a sense of satisfaction about her birth.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Poem for the Grown Child

This is a poem by a student's mother who makes and carries pregnancy related massage

CAPTIVE MOMENTS by L. Whitlow 4/2002

Should I be found worthy

to live again your childhood,

I would wake up earlier

to spend more daylight with you;

I could show you the magic of sunrise

and rock you to sleep by starlight

and moonrise;