Friday, July 17, 2009

Loon License Plate Appreciation Days

My family is looking forward to doing some exploring this weekend, even if it does rain! An annual summer event that takes place the third weekend of July, the 18th & 19th this year, all occupants of vehicles displaying a Maine Conservation Plate will be admitted to Maine State Park and historic site day-use areas free of charge. You can visit the parks web-site and search for a park near you based upon mileage. Hope to see you out there!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Doula Book

If you are considering having a doula present at your labor and birthing process but are still gathering information, please have a look at Boston birth expert Ananda Lowe's recently published book. It covers these topics and more!
  • Doulas as a form of pain relief
  • Doulas and the prevention of prematurity
  • Information for mothers and their loved ones in all family structures (married, single, partnered, heterosexual, lesbian, and mothers whose baby will be adopted by another family)
  • New ways to push out a baby
  • Can doulas prevent all interventions?
  • Back labor: the good news
  • Using belly dance for birth
  • How to use a "walking" epidural
  • Supporting teens
  • Doulas as leaders in health care reform
  • When should you really go to the hospital in labor?
  • Labor is not about dilation
  • 12 alternatives to a vaginal exam
  • What is fetal distress? A guide to the baby's heart rate
  • Laboring with disabilities or chronic illness
  • Eating normally in labor
  • How to sleep in labor
  • How to "prepare" for unplanned epidurals and cesareans
  • When healing from unplanned interventions is needed
  • How to have an empowering birth of twins
  • Paying for your doula using a baby gift registry
  • How to ask your heath insurance to pay for your doula
  • Get ready now: what really happens postpartum
  • Sunday, July 05, 2009

    New Barefoot Books Web-site

    Join me and come see the new Barefoot Books Web-site! A barnd new look, new features, but with the same wonderfully enchanting & educational stories, world music, art, puppets, puzzles and more! There's the new Ambassador Program, (you can sign up for free) new exciting fund raising opportunities and more new titles! Summer Reading Sale now going on as well!
    I've also added a new blog to my "blog family" where you'll find my Barefoot Books news, including a fun free book drawing! Please visit today!