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The Yes to Birth Experience

What does the doula do on her day off?  She becomes a student!  My quest or mission to be the best doula I can be for my clients, calls me to ever looking for ways to increase my understanding of birth and how to support the mother and family.
I wanted to share with you my latest discovery because it is to important to keep to myself.  The Yes to Birth Experience is a collection of interviews with leaders in the birth world about a variety of topics for the expectant mother, partner, care provider, doula, or anyone who is wanting to learn more about birth.  You can sign up to receive these daily interviews in your email mailbox.  Click on this link to get signed up! 
Yes to Birth Experience. Discover how to have a healthier, less painful, empowering, satisfying pregnancy & birth!
I am only three days in, but am already inspired to share this great information with my current and future clients.  Past clients too, for that matter!
Topics covered so far include the importance of relaxation on a daily basis; understanding the origin of pain or its perception in childbirth; and a introduction to the Hypnobirthing method and how our mind and body are designed for birth.
It is an overwhelming, yet positive experience to absorb all this positive information about birth.  I look forward to the topics yet to come.  Will you join me?
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