Birth Class is Life Class

By Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA)   Childbirth is a life process, offering an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth, transformation of identity, and instinctual guidance.  Commonly, people come out of their birth experiences with vivid memories of key moments occurring during the experience, moments that left them feeling particularly cared for, listened to, or verbally …

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Ten Tips for a Healthy Postpartum

by Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA) In an ideal world. the fleeting days of new parenthood are spent cocooned in a warm family bed with meals being prepared and all the family’s basic needs being met. However, the reality is that enjoying the early moments of new parenthood can be a challenge. In a society …

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Semetics of Birth

  Semantics of Birth       Brittany Sharpe McCollum, CCE(BWI), CD(DONA)   Language has incredible potential to build community, strengthen concepts and definitions, and create empowerment. With these great strengths comes the conflicting  potential to to segregate, disempower, and induce fear. Just recently in a class I facilitated, an expectant dad brought up the …

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