Originally posted February 11, 2013.
Come to My Virtual Book Tour!
Meet A fabulous group of women with amazing creds!
Meet these wonderful Individuals who are Sending Positive Vibes out into the world!
They Rock the world!
I am tons of grateful for my intelligent and loving friends in the birth community who have agreed to help me share my work throughout February, March and April!
Simone Magaletta-Snyder (New Jersey). A rockin’ wise birth woman! Mom, doula, childbirth educator, and massage therapist of DoulaSimone will be sharing her well-educated thoughts on the books and talking to me for the International Childbirth Education Association’s (ICEA) newsletter!
Simone, your spirit shines forth!
Connie Livingston, RN, LCCE, FACCE, ICCE, CD(DONA) (Ohio). Connie has been a registered nurse for 36 years and a Lamaze International certified childbirth educator for 31 years. She is President of Perinatal Education Associates, Inc., a leading Lamaze trainer and educator, the developer of numerous doula programs and director and editor at Childbirth Today at Birthsource. She has also served for many years on the board of the ICEA. Connie is a frequent contributor to leading birth magazines. She has graciously agreed to host a book review on her internationally known website.
Namaste to you, Connie!
Dori DeCarlo is the creator and host of the very successful Word of Mom Radio . At Word of Mom Radio, Dori is committed to empowering MOMpreneurs and Business Women! Dori says, Let’s face it – if you really want to get the word out – Mom’s are the best word of mouth advertising there is! On Thursday, March 7th , the lovely Dori will be chatting with me about comfort in labor, postpartum issues and Strengthen Our Mothers®, my web-based workshop for new moms, to be released in April 2013. Dori is also one of the founders of S1 Safety First Clear Bags, a line of clear backpacks, TSA approved laptop bags, and totes developed in response to the safety issues all of our children are facing today.
Dori, you make the world a brighter place, for sure!
Ivy Shih Leung, blogger at Ivy’s PPD Blog and author of One Mom’s Journey to Motherhood: Infertility, Childbirth Complications, and Postpartum Depression, Oh My! a wonderful book in the genre of perinatal mental illness survivorship.Her book gives us, as Ivy says, insight into the “ordinary postpartum depression” experience of an everyday person. And it is eye-opening how much a woman and her family can suffer from perinatal mental illness. She is a mom and a professional woman and active and passionate about the postpartum depression and bullying worlds. She has graciously agreed to review my book on her blog and I know she doesn’t;s have a lot of spare time. I truly appreciate her gift of attention to this and I’m glad she is in my group of friends.
Ivy, your passion and advocacy make a difference!
Dr. Ann Becker-Schutte (Missouri) is a licensed psychologist practicing in Kansas City, Missouri. Her rockin’ practice specialty is the intersection of physical and emotional health, grief & loss and infertility. Ann loves to work around the issues of the mindbody connection. She helps so many people cope with their lives with her compassionate heart-centered work.
Ann, your beautiful smile lights up the world!
Jamie Bodily , MS, CD(DONA) (Missouri) is the Doula Mentor . She has masters degrees in counseling and human services and has been attending births and helping women for 12 years. She has studied the transition to parenthood extensively and is passionate about serving families, women and mentoring the doulas who help them. We’ll be chewing the fat on March 12, 9:30 PM EST about Secondary Post-traumatic Stress Disorder for Healthcare Providers (such as psychotherapists, doulas, nurses).
Jamie, put forth your light into the world!
Lesly Federici, RN, childbirth educator, mindfulness expert of Usmile BlogTalk Radio (New Jersey) will be chatting with me in early April about mindfulness and postpartum issues and about Strengthen Our Mothers® ! Lesly has been inspiring people and helping families for over 25 years!
Kim Collins, CD(DONA, AAHCC (New Jersey), doula momma extraordinaire, trained at The Farm with Ina May Gaskin as a homebirth midwifery assistant. She excels in empowering and supporting women & families during the childbearing year and provides sensitive doula care at VBAC births. The doulamomma will share her thoughts about the books on her blog, doulamomma!
Kim, you are a shining light, mama!
Kim Martino-Sexton, CD(DONA) and childbirth educator (Missouri). Kim has been attending births and helping families since 1998. She has extensive education in pregnancy, birth, postpartum and emergent families and is the NewBorn Family Coach and creator and host of Newborn Radio & Family TV! Kim will graciously share her thoughts on her informative blog.
Deena H. Blumenfeld, LCCE, RYT, is the Owner and Principal Educator of the extraordinary prenatal center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shining Light Yoga . She teaches yoga, childbirth education and is a Lamaze trainer. She is my evidence- based blogging colleague at Science & Sensibility. She has graciously agreed to review the books on her blog. Take a look at her wonderful center.
Deena, your Shining Light is evident!
Esther Dale, army wife and blogger extraordinaire (California) kicking postpartum depression’s ass at Through the Tunnel: Life After Postpartum Depression ! She blogs about postpartum depression, manatees, wearing an hijab on World Hijab Day and her new college journey! I loved her January 2013 article about Andrea Yates. We met on #PPDCHAT; this mama walks her talk! She has graciously agreed to review BirthTouch® between reading her Anatomy & Physiology books!
Much luck to you in your studies, Esther!
Allie Chee (California), has lived an extraordinary life, receiving guidance from Mother Teresa, traveling the world, witnessing poverty and war and learning about joy. She learned we don’t need more money, education or better looks to be happy, we can experience joyful living right in our kitchens. Author of the books Allie Chee – New Mother and Free Love and writer for numerous print and online birth magazines has graciously agreed to review the books.
Allie, I can’t wait to read about Mother Teresa and your journey!
Katie DiBenedetto, doula, childbirth educator (Arizona) of 2 Doulas on a Mission have graciously agreed to give feedback about the books on their blogs. Katie and her partner, Danielle Haines, are working to empower women and transform birth!
Katie & Danielle, keep bringing that positive energy into the world!
Andrea Bates, LCSW, (North Carolina), of Good Girl Gone Redneck, is a well-known blogger who rocks the world by tirelessly and generously donating her time helping out women in need on Mamas Comfort Camp, as a Google Hangout Team Leader for Band Back Together, and volunteers at Postpartum Education and Support in NC ! She is an avid reader and writes book reviews on her blog and also writes about postpartum adjustment.
Andrea, thank you for your work!
Coretta Owen (Connecticut) of Labor of Love is a birth doula who is passionate and driven to support woman throughout their pregnancy and during labor and delivery to help them achieve their desired birth. Coretta runs support groups for new moms to help them gain perspective, nurture friendships, reduce isolation, and enjoy interacting! Coretta has graciously agreed to host a review of my book on her lovely blog!
Coretta, you offer real support to those in need!
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