Monthly Archives: April 2010

Current research on early language and brain development

This is for the people who are as into research as I am. I love this stuff. A while back, I went to a seminar at the Women’s University Club here in Seattle. The speaker was Dr. Patricia Kuhl. Some … Continue reading

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Do You Doula?

This video was sponsored by Birth Matters Virginia. It’s pretty good in describing what a birth doula does. I am hoping at some point, we’ll be able to produce a similar video about outreach doulas and Open Arms clients. Ah… … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding video

I saw this video on breastfeeding today on MSNBC. I liked hearing how mothers aren’t at fault if they don’t breastfeed because so much is stacked against them, from work not permitting time to pump to hospitals that give formula … Continue reading

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Goodsearch & Goodshop for Open Arms

$5,000 GoodSearch Giveaway – Three Days Only! GoodSearch will donate a $1 for every toolbar that is downloaded between April 6th at 9am Eastern and April 9th at 9am Eastern up to $5,000!! Please download the toolbar right now by … Continue reading

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Breast-feeding could save lives, money

This MSNBC article from today shows the increased attention that breastfeeding is getting in the news. Breast-feeding could save lives, money The article says: The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, … Continue reading

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Open Arms Luncheon Keynote

By popular request, here’s the link to Rachel Abramson’s keynote speech, in its entirety, from the Open Arms Luncheon. Open Arms Perinatal Services Spring Luncheon Keynote

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Increasing bonding through biology

Oxytocin – of course we know that hormone as the one that’s important during labor & childbirth and breastfeeding. It’s also called the “tend and befriend” hormone because it helps bonding and creates good feelings and relaxation. The more of … Continue reading

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