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Happy World Milksharing Week!

World Milksharing Week   –   September 24 – 30, 2013

September 24 – 30, 2013 is World Milksharing Week (http://worldmilksharing.net/; https://www.facebook.com/WMWeek ), a time to celebrate breastmilk sharing and to promote human milk as the biologically normal nourishment for babies and children. Many people have not heard of breastmilk sharing, but that is beginning to change thanks so several online milksharing sites, like Human Milk 4 Human Babies. This week’s blog post features guest author, Rebecca McCloskey, LCSW, Specialist Professor of Social Work at Monmouth University, chapter leader for New Jersey BirthNetwork, and volunteer administrator for Human Milk 4 Human Babies – New Jersey.  Continue reading

Sarah Lane’s Mixed Bag of Professions

When people ask me what I do for a living, I have to take a deep breath and pace myself before attempting to explain how this mixed bag of professions came to be.  It’s not always easy to explain what optometry, yoga and HypnoBirthing® all have to do with one another.  As time goes by and as my children grow I see the connections becoming stronger and feel affirmed that seemingly unrelated fields of practice sometimes create exactly what a parent, child and community need to blossom.  Continue reading

Why Choose HypnoBirthing®

With all the celebrity (And now royal, thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge) buzz about HypnoBirthing®, there’s more people talking about this method of childbirth preparation than ever before.  With all of this curiosity comes plenty of confusion about things like: what exactly hypnosis and birth have to do with one another, what “type” of woman does a HypnoBirth, does this method offer a pain-free birth, and is this only for moms planning a homebirth? This blog series, “Why Choose HypnoBirthing®” is meant to clear up the confusion and help you make an informed decision about whether to make HypnoBirthing® a part of your pregnancy and birth experience. Continue reading