March 2011

A beautiful documentary about the role of a birth and postpartum doula. DONA International is extremely pleased to present our new documentary about birth and postpartum doulas: The Essential Ingredient: Doula Attendees at the 16th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM were treated to a pre-production preview and gave it rave reviews! Feedback from viewers was […]

The classic lithotomy position for second stage labor needs to be a thing of the past! “Learn from internationally-renowned medical experts as they share eye-opening information on the cause and prevention of brachial plexus birth injuries.” This tragic birth injury can be stopped today. It is our hope that parents-to-be will become informed, empowered and able […]

National Conference of State Legislators Breastfeeding Equipment to be Allowed as Medical Tax Deduction and Reimbursed by Flexible Health Spending Accounts Provides a 50 state summary of breastfeeding laws, including an overview of policy topics, recent NCSL publications and other resources. Click Here for the full article  

Jentle Childbirth Foundation This video demonstrates a gentle and compassionate focus on cesarean sections. Although, I must say that the term ‘natural’ meaning to exist in or formed by nature doesn’t really apply to surgery.  Personally I feel that the name ‘Mother-Centered’ or ‘Gentle-Cesarean’ would be a more accurate depiction.  Just my 2 cents! “Although […]

Blossom Bradley Class 52.0

Congratulations to our Bradley Graduates! Blossom Birth Center Palo Alto January 16 – March 6, 2011 Left to Right: Dorothy & David, Yiling & Charles, Sarah & Andy, Ling & Dave, Samrana & Farooq

Blossom Childbirth Prep Class 52.1

Congratulations to our Childbirth Prep Graduates! Blossom Birth Center Palo Alto February 12, 19, 26, 2011 Left to Right: Miriam & Benjamin, Anna & Alex, Annalisa, Bing & Edwin Missing in Photo: Ola & Greg, Sue & Rich, Denise & Paul, Simon, Melissa & Bing, Madeleine