The great 'Rock and Play' debacle of 2019

The great 'Rock and Play' debacle of 2019

The Fisher Price Rock and Play recall has been a topic of much discussion in the parenting groups this week and last. Not surprisingly, parents are feeling lost, let down, angry, and confused.  There has also been quite a bit of misinformation floating around, so let’s clarify things.

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What in the world is a (birth) Doula?

What in the world is a (birth) Doula?

By now you have heard me say the word 'doula,' but do you have any idea what I am talking about?  Yeah, I was not sure when I heard it either.  I had images of women in big flowing skirts, holding hands, burning incense, maybe even chanting, surrounding a woman in labor.  In the woods.  Granted, some of those things may be true of some doulas.  But the core of being a doula, the basic principle, is to provide support.  

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