Monthly Archives: September 2010

Focus on healthy pregnancy

My mom pointed me to Time Magazine this month, which features articles about prenatal life affecting future mental and physical health and well-being. One article (there may be more, I don’t have the magazine in front of me) is this … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation pledges $1.5B for maternal, child health

I just saw this news from the Gates Foundation, announced in June: Gates Foundation pledges $1.5B for maternal, child health This is an incredible statement of the importance of maternal and child health in our world. Melinda Gates says, “The … Continue reading

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Open Arms Fall Newsletter Out!

Our fall newsletter is hot off the (online) press – check it out! Topics include: Labor of Love Fundraising Update Open Arms in Washington, DC (link back to this blog) Short & Sweet Auction at Theo Chocolate milkmakers Donates 10% … Continue reading

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This World is Not Flat: Anxiety Disorders in Pregnancy by Walker Karraa, MFA, MA, CD(DONA)

This excellent article on anxiety disorders is available for download here. The author Walker Karraa offers an in-depth Perinatal Anxiety Workshop which was well-loved at Open Arms. Email her directly for more information. This World is Not Flat: Anxiety Disorders … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“You are a midwife assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must, take the lead, lead so that the mother is … Continue reading

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The Two Gardens

This is a guest post by Jennifer McArthur – thanks Jennifer! It was suggested that I attend the Health Connect One Reception on Saturday during the DONA Conference in Albuquerque New Mexico. At the reception each group was asked to … Continue reading

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