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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