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Thursday, July 29, 2010

You Lucky Dog

Luck is a poor thing, small and unstable. A lucky person is an unbeliever who has a believer praying for them. In the Bible a Canaanite woman approached Jesus for deliverence from demons for her daughter. He told her that it is not right to throw the children's bread to the little dogs. She answered back that even the puppies eat the crumbs from their young masters table. Jesus marvelled at her faith and delivered her daughter at that moment; "O woman great is your faith". Matt 15:27
Luck is the crumbs of God's great buffet, and like scraps and drips they fall infrequently, unreliably and are never enough to satisfy. Why not stand up, recognise your host and come to the banquet?Forget luck and recieve blessing. All are welcome and the price? Receive your bountiful meal and say Thank you to your host. Salvation is your entry and Jesus paid for it. Mercy and Grace are for the children of God, it is the morning bread, fresh each morning with plenty for all. So don't settle for lucky crumbs; get all you need from God's table.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Doula wisdom

Hey everyone, I hope all are well, we are blessed. I wanted to write on the subject of doulas today. OK what the heck is a doula? In Greek the word means servant and in this context it is simply translated woman's servant. A doula is a non medical servant who is trained in pregnancy related subjects. She is a support and advocate for families preparing and undergoing the addition to their families. There are male doulas but primarily they are female and typically have experience that relates to childbirth. Many have had children and found that they needed more help or received that support and want to pass it on. While paid a fee they give alot more to their client than they could ever be paid for. Doulas are loving, interested and skilled. They are founts of information available to any who want to learn. While they are non medical many have some experience with hospitals and medical professionals. Some are medical professionals as well. The service of doula is more than information it is resources and encouragement and sympathy, and a willing helper when you are so tired of being pregnant. The principle of like makes like- you become like those you hang with-really comes into play here. A positive, pleasant, calm person to stay with you while you are hurting is priceless. Those whose family are far away geographically or emotionally really need someone there just for them. On the outset they meet 2 or 3 times to hopefully build a rapport and become friends. A doula might run errands or help get ready to go to the hospital. She has information on labor and ways to decrease pain naturally,massage,aromatherapy visualization and positioning. She can support emotionally and share coping mechanisms. She does not decide for a mother rather she shows her options so that mom can make her own informed decisions. This keeps the laboring mom on track for the birth she planned for. In the common event things change the doula is able to help mom and dad thru oft times confusing and scary events. I really love birth and am honored that I have been allowed into so many births.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hello my friends, I am starting Childbirth Education classes this month. I have a one day event in Perry, Florida on July 24, 8:30 til 5 pm with time out for lunch. This is a fast moving class and must have several couples to sign on . This is via NFCC adult ed. If this class is cancelled I will be available for private classes, 3 hours for 4 meetings,totalling 12 hours of class. Notify me if you wish to attend or arrange private classes. Doula services are also available. You can also contact True Blue Doulas Inc. for more information. When should you take these classes? When ever you are interested, available, and make the time. Early pregnancy classes are available upon request and will also cover labor and the birth process. Classes are tailored to your needs. Don't expect the doctor or nurses to tell you as you go along. You need to know what to expect and what options you have. Knowledge is power. Peacefully Ms. Kathy

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hello world, I am starting anew, to participation and helping others as well as myself. I wondered if I have any thing to say,and I do. I want to share common sense wisdom with Moms. Babies are precious and many have wondered at the hospital just letting them leave with their new instruction manual no guarantees. Most of it is you guessed it, common sesnse. It's just that it is not so common lately. Well I know that if I was stumped by something others are too. so I am offering my service as Ask Ms Kathy. I am a certified doula through DONA, a retired LPN(nurse) and former director of a pregnancy support center. I have many resources and experiences and feel up to answering your questions about pregnancy,family life and child growth and development. Please post any questions or email me at