Hearthside Maternity Services

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Last week a mother, Miriam Casey, was shot by police after trying to ram the gates of the White House and striking a Secret Service Agent with her car. Her … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Five Reasons You Need a Doula For Your Homebirth

Several times over the past few years, I’ve been a part of a discussion concerning how doulas might (or might not) be of use to clients in a homebirth setting. … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

An open letter to the former Advisory Board of Midwife International

Friends, My name is Angelique Chelton- I am a doula/doula trainer, a childbirth educator, and a lactation specialist. I am also an aspiring midwife who works with my state midwifery … Continue reading

September 15, 2013

Just not sure about this…

What follows will likely be a confusing stream-of-consciousness argument with myself. Enjoy Today, I was wandering around the library in my new town. There, next to the children’s section was … Continue reading

August 10, 2013

Breaking News! and Other Things You Can’t Believe

So the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Districts V-VI-VIII and IX is coming up on September 26th-28th of this year. Peachy! On the program … Continue reading

July 29, 2013

Rethinking the Birth Plan

At the CAPPA Labor Doula training I attended this past weekend, Crystal Marris Sada (doula genius) spoke with us about going beyond the birth plan with our clients (Crystal offers … Continue reading

July 27, 2013

What is a Scope of Practice?

This is something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. I run an online midwifery study group and we’re constantly talking about a midwife’s Scope of Practice (SoP) (answer: … Continue reading

July 27, 2013