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#baby1000

Doula Momma Samsarah Announces with pride the birth of the 1000th baby in her private practice ! This is baby Emmi and her wonderful parents. I’d like to thank them and all of the amazing parents I have served over the past 38 years. Thank you for allowing me to live what I know is my life’s purpose, thank you for helping me to grow into a wise clear adult ! Thank you for your trust and for allowing me to be one of the first people to truly love your little angel!

Rest In Peace Baby Doctor!

I’m taking a moment to mourn the death of a giant this week.

Pediatrician T Barry Brazelton has passed away.

I’m grateful for his long life and his outstanding common sense and respectful care of children as well as respect for their mothers .

He was a soft spoken yet powerful voice for children and there is no one who can ever replace him.

May he Rest In Peace.

Love to his family and patients over the years .

Samsarah Morgan ED

Oakland Better Birth Foundation

http://www.niaoaklandbetterbirthfoundation.com

Article on the good doctors life and death

Dear exhausted, heavily pregnant mother

“Dear exhausted, heavily pregnant mother:

Your labor will happen. It’ll happen even if you DON’T have sex or eat spicy food or see an acupuncturist or drink a special tea, or use castor or evening primrose oils. It’ll happen even if you DON’T take homeopathics or measure your cervix. It’ll happen even if your baby is posterior, anterior, vertex, breech, transverse or re-enacting the civil war with jazz hands. Your labor will start even if you DON’T go get that non-stress test every week or allow your OB to “check you” or your midwife to “strip you”. No one is pregnant forever. If you put water over high heat…it’s gonna boil. Even without you obsessively checking on it, taking its temperature and running tests on it.

Stop sending your body the message that you don’t trust it enough to go into labor when it needs to. Stop calling your body wisdom “stupid”. My god- if anyone is going to believe in your ability to labor and have your own baby…let it start with you!” Ashley Neffleburt