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#CleanWater Twitter Party in support of #MizzouFrackingResearch

Maybe you’ve heard the expression “something’s in the water” mentioned in a lighthearted way.  We say it to explain a seemingly harmless but mysterious idea like why several of our friends are having baby showers all at once.  What if something in the water could seriously lead to fertility problems, birth defects and other health […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2014 in birth, childbirth, children, clean water, endocrine disruptors, environment, environmental health, fracking

University of Tennessee Physician Speaks to Group at Unacceptable Levels Screening

University of Tennessee physician Dr. Ragi Doggweiler is accustomed to questions about her integrative approach to healthcare.  She did not shy away from questions from the crowd who’d just screened the award-winning documentary film Unacceptable Levels in Knoxville.  The audience had learned reasons why we’re all surrounded by so many toxic chemicals, with babies born […]

Continue Reading By on October 24, 2013 in childbirth, environmental, environmental health, environmentalism, family, green parenting, health, massage, pregnancy, safer chemicals, Unacceptable Levels, Uncategorized

Blessing Way Ceremony for Expectant Mother

Humble gifts of beads and handcrafted items, sharing of food and blessings, a quiet setting…all are part of a tradition for new mothers that pre-dates typical baby showers. When friends gathered for a Blessing Way in anticipation of Robin Jones Alley’s second home birth, I was honored to be invited. The setting was the garden of […]

Continue Reading By on September 23, 2013 in baby, childbirth, children, mother, motherhood, pregnancy, pregnancy green

Doula: A Woman Who Serves

Doula Lori Wade, New Mom Julie Dawson, Daughter Carys Julie Dawson had a few ideas about how she’d like the birth of her first child to go at the hospital.  “I knew I wanted to have a natural birth. I didn’t want any drugs. I also knew that I didn’t want my mom in there […]

Continue Reading By on June 27, 2011 in childbirth, natural, parenting