Manage Pain and Discomfort with Our Labor Techniques

Manage Pain and Discomfort with Our Labor Techniques

As doulas we have the privilege of supporting individuals and families through one of the most transformative experiences of their lives: childbirth. Today, we will talk about comfort measures for labor, offering techniques to manage pain and discomfort that are inclusive and adaptable to everyone’s unique needs and preferences.

Adolescents: Let’s Challenge Weight Loss Motivations Assumptions

Adolescents: Let’s Challenge Weight Loss Motivations Assumptions

In a society obsessed with body image and thinness, adolescents are often bombarded with messages that equate fatness with unhealthiness and unworthiness. The pervasive belief that intentional weight loss is necessary for health perpetuates harmful stereotypes and stigmatization against those living in larger bodies, even amongst children and teens.

Body Positivity During Postpartum

Body Positivity During Postpartum

In the midst of sleepless nights, diaper changes, and endless feedings, it’s easy to lose sight of ourselves and our bodies. However, amidst this chaos, there lies an opportunity for profound self-love and acceptance. Join me as we delve into the importance of nurturing body positivity in the postpartum phase and embracing the beauty of our evolving selves.

The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The Evolution of “Obese”: From Origins to Modern Understanding

The word “obese” carries weight – both literally and metaphorically – in discussions surrounding body size and health. But what is the history of this term, and how has its meaning evolved over time? From its ancient origins to modern perceptions, the journey of “obese” reflects broader societal attitudes towards weight and body image.

Ethics of Weight-Loss Injectables through a Parent’s Unique Lens

Ethics of Weight-Loss Injectables through a Parent’s Unique Lens

Kate Cohen’s article, “What if Ozempic is the new orthodontia,” presents a compelling argument against the normalization and potential consequences of widespread use of injectable weight-loss drugs, specifically semaglutides like Ozempic and Wegovy. However, she does this through a unique and thought-provoking analogy between orthodontic treatment and weight-loss injectables. Cohen explores the societal pressures and implications associated with the pursuit of thinness.

Debunking the Obesity as a Disease Myth

Debunking the Obesity as a Disease Myth

This article will use obesity and versions of that word in this discussion. We do not use nor apply this word in our daily work, however it makes sense to use this term in our exploration of its categorization. Let’s Talk About Debunking the Obesity-as-a-Disease Myth!

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