I wasn't planning to do one of these again so soon, but looking through the list of search terms used en route to Public Health Doula just offered too many opportunities to resist. How have people been finding my blog this month? Let's see:
"public health boring"
Well, sometimes. Sorry, stroke prevention...I just can't get excited about you, as important as you are, but I'm sure the stroke prevention people find my work boring too, so I'm happy we've all found our bliss.
"documentary how do you know when a molly is about to give birth"
Is a "molly" some kind of animal? Or this just specifically for women named Molly? And there's a whole documentary about them?
"i want to breastfeed buy nicu has my baby on bottle what should i do"
This makes me sad because I see it so often. Short answer: Demand a visit with a lactation consultant, and if the hospital doesn't have any find an outside IBCLC who can help you. Join a La Leche League group for support, and stay committed - time and patience can do a lot in this situation.
"baby friendly initiative bullshit"
I'm assuming this was a search done by a bitter postpartum floor nurse. I think I might know a few of them. Sorry you're not a fan of evidence-based practices!
"how should you supplement a hypoglycemic baby"
Depends on the hypoglycemia and the baby, but in many situations the first choice should always be breastfeeding/the mother's own milk!
"hate directed pushing"
Oh my god, I can't wait for Doula Barbie! Let's figure out an outfit for her. I'm thinking her accessories should definitely include a birth ball, a rice sock, and a tiny copy of "The Labor Progress Handbook".