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Born to be Breastfed

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December 14th 2015:Birthing and Breastfeeding Your Newborn

She’s flat on her back, on a gurney racing down the hospital hallway while screaming for an epidural. Or, she’s lying in a hospital bed with an IV drip of fluids and Pitocin while waiting for labor to start. That’s how women giving birth are often shown on TV. That’s not the reality of normal birth—but it is how it happens in far too many U.S. hospitals. Interventions such as induction, anesthesia, medications, IV fluids, electronic fetal monitoring, and cesarean birth have become a normal part of the landscape of labor for many women, even as research begins to show that they may be detriment

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Barbara Hotelling

Barbara has been an active birth doula and Lamaze educator for over 25 years. She maintains her certifications with DONA International and Lamaze International, is a member of Lamaze’s Certification Committee, trains Hug Your Baby instructors, and is a DONA approved Birth Doula Trainer. In 2012 she became an IBCLC. In addition to teaching Lamaze seminars for training childbirth educators and doula trainings, she has taught Labor Support for Nurses, Labor Support and the Teen Specialist programs of Lamaze throughout the United States, Canada, Iceland, and Korea. Barbara has served as President of DONA International, Chair of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), and Presi
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