Insurance Codes for Doulas

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Medical billing is a very complex arena. Whole departments are dedicated to it for many medical providers. For many years doulas have made the mistaken assumption that there is a CPT code that applies to doulas. Sources citing this code … Read More

Infant Sleep the Magical Mythical Unicorn

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Infant sleep can be like a magical, mythical unicorn in a new parent’s world. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked something like “How can I get my baby to sleep at night?” or “Is my baby … Read More

RAW is for Sushi Not Your Placenta

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Let’s face it. When it comes to what we put in our bodies, sometimes we take calculated risks.  Sushi for example.  Sushi can carry foodborne illnesses and parasites.  For many of us, it’s something we will indulge in occasionally, except … Read More

CenteringParenting Comes to El Rio Birth Center

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Comes to El Rio Birth and Women’s Health Center   “It makes us feel as if we’re not alone. A lot of times we think, ‘I’m the only one going through this’, but then you go to group and you’re … Read More

Placenta Encapsulation – Your kitchen or mine?

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When it comes to placenta encapsulation, many think that there is a special, lab-sterile space where the placenta is taken to be processed. You may envision an entirely stainless steel space. Perhaps a place like a restaurant kitchen. A place … Read More

Learning to Breastfeed

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  Recovering from birth and learning to breastfeed can be a challenge.  Even for the most experienced of parents.  I’d been a doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counselor for the better part of 7 years when my youngest was born. … Read More