November 3rd, 2011

You can follow the link to read a review of my book – What Does a Doula Do?

https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1090331

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October 25th, 2011

Freweini asks “How are you doing?  I hear the book is doing very well, I am not surprised, I enjoyed it thoroughly!”

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October 18th, 2011

I am happy to announce my book can now be bought on Amazon via e-book!  you can enjoy the e-version or the paperback.

This paper back book is a fabulous Baby shower gift, for the expectant parents or for yourself.  “This informative and positive handbook combines practical tips with personal birth stories to help Mum and Dad to stay calm, enjoy the pregnancy and achieve a more natural birth.  Drawing on her extensive experience as a professional Doula and mother of four, Kim empowers women to give birth to baby without fear and to have a memorable experience for all the right reasons!”

See what everyone else has said about this book, read the testimonials on line at Amazon.  One woman says, after reading the book “I can’t wait to have another baby!”

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October 4th, 2011

so excited the e-book will be live soon on amazon.com

the book is getting great reviews – buy from Amazon.com or my website www.whatdoesadoulado.com

one reader said “after reading your book, I wanted to have another baby”

thanks everyone for buying, this is a great baby shower present for that soon to be mama

 

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October 4th, 2011

Two births on Saturday – same day – luckily side by side rooms in hospital – very crazy but I loved the whole day, two beautiful healthy baby boys

I love attending births, and can’t wait for the next one!

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September 23rd, 2011

Did you know that statistics have proven that doulas make a huge impact on the comfort of a labouring woman by helping her to achieve an easier, quicker birth.  These numbers continue to increase as doulas become more popular and attend more births.  It makes perfect sense to have help during this time when you are so involved in just trying to breathe.

It is a required medical procedure to have your care provider, whether a doctor, midwife or obstetrician, at your birth.  It should also be essential to have a doula, as doulas can be an integral part of creating a positive birthing experience.

Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993) compiled the results of over fifteen years work with over 1,500 women from several different countries in Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter Easier and Healthier Birth. According to the authors, the benefits of using a doula are as follows:

– 50% reduction in Cesarean rates

– 25% shorter labour

– 60% reduction in epidural requests

– 40% reduction in syntocinon (Oxytocin) use

– 30% reduction in analgesia use

– 40% reduction in forceps delivery

this is from my book “What Does a Doula Do?” – so tell me why would you not want a Doula present at your birth.   In addition, there are so many different techniques and specialties a Doula can use during your labour.

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

John H. Kennell

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September 3rd, 2011

It is so important to be informed before birth, once you are in labour is too late for questions from care providers. Learn and read  and ask the questions before hand; because when the contractions come in waves and you are trying to relax and breathe your baby out, that is all you will be able to do. Having good support from your partner and your Doula will help you achieve this daunting task.
Read my book to help you prepare, not only do I talk about Doulas and what we do – but I give birth preparation information AND I tell 6 true birth stories. The stories explain what labour looks like and that a Natural birth is very ‘doable’.
www.whatdoesadoulado.com will guide  you with easy instructions on how to buy with paypal and have the book sent to you right away.

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August 15th, 2011

have you bought your book from whatdoesadoulado.com  ?

easy to purchase (paypal or visa) and I will autograph all on line purchases –

want to give a great baby shower gift – I will gift wrap and mail your signed copy to that lucky woman

 

enjoy the read!

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August 15th, 2011

always looking for positive birth stories but want them to be from other countries and cultures – I can only write what I know and that is about Vancouver Canada

now for the new book – looking for contributions to go into a book for DADS  –  all about what a dad should know for that new baby on the way!!

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August 1st, 2011

I had four fabulous births this past week – leading up to the New Moon of July 30/ 11.   There was one that was 30 hours; one where the baby was not going to come out, (but by c-section) no matter how hard we changed things; and then two that were quick and easy.    The variety of labor and birth always keep my work fresh and fun.

I am putting this thought out to the world – that the medical insurance companies, should be helping to pay for doulas, both birth and post partum .    The savings on the medical system would be hugely reduced.

I believe when women are attended by doulas, before – during and after birth, we are empowering women to be the best mother they can be.  These babies will run our countries soon and we best make sure all children get the best possible start to life.

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