Monthly Archives: August 2010

“I wasn’t alone” – a Labor Day challenge

Open Arms clients say it best: “I wasn’t alone. My doula spoke Spanish and it helped me understand better what the doctor and nurses were saying to me because I don’t speak English. I am so grateful for my doula.” … Continue reading

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Postpartum mood disorders booklet available

Postpartum Support International of Washington recently released their booklet about postpartum mood disorders called Beyond The Birth: What No One Ever Talks About. They write this on their website: Beyond The Birth: What No One Ever Talks About is a … Continue reading

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Enter the cultural navigator

One of the most interesting things about being a community-based organization is that at work on a daily basis, cultures clash. I don’t mean that in a destructive way, although sometimes it can be uncomfortable to sort out. But because … Continue reading

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“Where will Open Arms be this time?” Auction news!

Things just keep moving along at Open Arms this summer. It’s hard for me to believe August is well underway and fall is coming. This year has been a busy one for us! This week most of our staff was … Continue reading

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Amazing Breast Milk

This New York Times article is a great way to close out World Breastfeeding Week – Breast Milk Sugars Give Infants a Protective Coat I love to hear all the marvelous ways natural foods are perfect for our bodies, with … Continue reading

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milkmakers donates 10% of August profits to Open Arms!

Exciting news – milkmakers, makers of premium, all-natural and nutritious lactation cookies, has announced that in support of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), milkmakers is donating 10% of August profits to Open Arms! Read all about it in their August … Continue reading

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Two massage opportunities for pregnant women and those with infants

I’m posting these notices on behalf of the Simkin Center at Bastyr University. Sounds like fun! Feel free to pass along to people who might be interested. Free Massage Therapy for Pregnant Women Saturday, August 14, choose Noon or 2 … Continue reading

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