Author Archives: Peggy

Postpartum Depression

Many people visit our website looking for information on Postpartum Depression. If you’re interested, the blog Postpartum Progress by Katherine Stone is wonderful – check it out. There’s a lovely interview of Katherine “Blossom in the Desert” on the Giving … Continue reading

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Reflections on Possibility: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

This is a reflection on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday by Open Arms Executive Director Sheila Capestany. It’s reprinted from our January Newsletter. Dear Friends, Every January, I find my thoughts wandering to our celebration of the birthday of Martin … Continue reading

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January Newsletter: Read All About It!

We just released our January Newsletter – check it out! Among the articles, you will find a fabulous letter from our Executive Director Sheila Capestany on reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, an announcement of our Peer Breastfeeding Program, … Continue reading

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Our Year at Open Arms: Video

This is a video created by photographer and Open Arms friend Melissa Miller about our year at Open Arms. Enjoy!

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Annual Meeting

Open Arms held its Annual Meeting on Friday evening, a gathering for doulas, staff, board and friends to say thank you, to honor those who work so hard for our clients, and to celebrate accomplishments and look forward to a … Continue reading

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Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Dec 12

A message from Compassionate Friends Worldwide: Sunday, December 12th is the 14th Worldwide Candle Lighting.¬† The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor and remember children who … Continue reading

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Birthing in the United States

This Huffington Post article just came out –¬†Women Speak Out About What’s Gone Wrong with the United States Birthing System – and I’m sure some of you readers would have a comment on it, so go on over and check … Continue reading

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The Science of Healthy Children – Jerry Large article

Did you all see this great article by Jerry Large from the Seattle Times? Jerry Large: The science of healthy children This symposium was powerful, and was referenced yesterday at the Perinatal Mood Disorder conference stakeholders meeting. The video referenced … Continue reading

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Cherish is the word I use to describe….

You all know that old song “Cherish” by the Association: “Cherish is the word I use to describe All the feeling that I have hiding here for you inside… … and off it goes on another song about unrequited love. … Continue reading

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Reading More: Resources for Open Arms

The following is a resource list on issues surrounding the work we do at Open Arms. Chicago HealthConnect One website on community-based doula programs and fact sheets, including: HealthConnect One Doula Fact Sheet HealthConnect One Doula Research Sheet Cochrane Review … Continue reading

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