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Introducing myself and my journal: SUNbirth

About Me:
Hello world! I am humbled and overjoyed to be a part of this community and to hear your voices!

I am a 35 yr old mother living in Seattle, WA USA. I am a birth doula and breastfeeding educator. I have welcomed hundreds of new humans into the world in my work, and I love my life here in Seattle. I worked at the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai/Burma border in 2005. I am interested in hearing about birthing practices around the world and other's birthing stories.

I see in my work with families that how a woman is treated and cared for during pregnancy, birth and early postpartum contributes to her development and health as a woman and mother long term. The more she can find her voice and feel empowered by her experience, the better equipped she is as a new mother and the better off the world is around her. I provide a continuous, supportive presence for families during this transition and help them make it across the raging river of birth to the safe bank of parenting feeling whole and ready to parent.

My Passions:
My family, good food, birth and breastfeeding, healthy simple living, music...

My Challenges:
My family, birthing practices in the US, growing a diverse community here in Seattle...

My Vision for the Future:
A Global perspective that doesn't overwhelm me, and that inspires me to act locally.

My Areas of Expertise:
The mystery of birth, the emotional needs of pregnant/new mothers. The role of the birth doula in US birth system.

Comments

jodelight's picture

welcome

Hello Alissa,

Welcome to PulseWire! We are so glad that you have joined our online community. I know you will find this to be an incredible experience. I have found so much fulfillment and friendship connecting with women all over the world. So many amazing women telling their stories, about their struggles, their triumphs, their loves, their beliefs, their children.
I look forward to hearing more from you!

Best,
Jody
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LauraB's picture

Your passion

Allisa,
I admire your passion and clarity about your life's work! One of my dear friends was a doula for many years and through her I learned so much from listening to the amazing birth stories. You must have a wealth of stories and cherished experiences.

I think you might find some like-minded members in this group"
Cradle- sharing parenting wisdom from around the world
http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups/8201

Julia is a member who is also a doula.
http://worldpulse.com/user/141

Do you know Tami Kent in Portland Oregon who just came out with a book Wild Feminine? Her beliefs and insights, I think you would find very interesting.
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/10397

Hope to see you again on PulseWire soon!

Laura

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

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