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Flying when pregnant during COVID-19 pandemic

Traveling when pregnant can be challenging in and of itself, but the additional challenges of traveling during the Covid-19 pandemic make it exponentially more complicated. At the time of this writing, the CDC still recommends avoiding travel when possible, but sometimes traveling is necessary. If you’re venturing out of your home oasis on a trip, …

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Maternal mortality in the U.S. – An interview with doula, Samantha Griffin

LATEST EPISODE – ARROW’S ANGLE Maternal Mortality in the U.S. We have a real problem in the United States. Women are dying in pregnancy, childbirth and in the postpartum period at alarming numbers, and black women are disproportionately affected. Black women are over 3 times more likely to die from childbirth related causes than white …

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KK’s postpartum depression story

LATEST EPISODE – ARROW’S ANGLE KK’s postpartum depression story Arrow’s own beloved Kaitlin Stoutenburgh, (affectionately known as “KK”), courageously shares her own battle with depression throughout her pregnancy and postpartum time.  Listen in and let’s collectively raise awareness about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Together we can #endthestigma and #supportallparents. Arrow’s Director of Marketing aka …

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Essential doula interview questions – and what the answers should be

When I became a professional birth doula in 2007, very few people knew what the profession was. “Is that like a midwife?!”, they’d often ask. My long-winded reply went something like this; “unlike midwives, doulas are not care-providers, they’re professionals hired by the birthing family to support them throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting”. Such …

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