Friday, August 22, 2008

Are you a Midwife/Doula/CBE?

The Best Thing You Can Do for Mothers, Babies, Birth and Families is to Become Net Savvy!

I just had my mind expanded this morning by Laureen Hudson's hour long online session on how to use the internet to get a message out. Laureen's session “Creating an Online Presence," gave me a wealth of information in a short time and impressed me with how many people are out there who completely rely on the internet for their information. I needed that, and maybe you do, too.

- Ina May Gaskin

I just hung up the phone from doing the hour long session with Laureen Hudson on “Creating an Online Presence”. Laureen’s know-how and expertise were enough to wake up even the birth oldtimers like me and Ina May to the many unused opportunities of the internet. Laureen’s engaging and easygoing teaching style made even those scary (to me) terms like “hypertext, streaming, wordpress, technorati, feedreader and trackback” start to make sense. Her passion is to reach the generation of young women who have not yet given birth BEFORE they fall into the black hole of aggressive obstetrics. I came away from the class today with lots of ways to improve my website and make it more modern, usable and interesting for readers. This class will run again this coming Friday (August 22) and I heartily recommend it.
- Gloria Lemay


Cost: $35 per session

Each session will be 60 minutes in length

Creating An Online Presence
Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific / 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Friday, September 19 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Monday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific / 12:00 p.m. Eastern

This session will include a case study of Dr. Amy and how we shoot ourselves in the collective feet by visiting and commenting on her website. (PS Hope you enjoyed the Gotcha! page from our last email!)
Sunday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific / 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Friday, October 24 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Monday, October 27 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific / 12:00 p.m. Eastern


Zimms Zoo said...

I wanted you to know that I love your blog. I read all about your trip too!

Thanks for having a well-thought out blog. One that provides lots of food for thought.

I am pregnant with #6. Sadly I won't be having this one at home. I had lots of bleeding with the last home birth (not their fault of course) and they had a hard time getting it stopped. Add to the passing out thing and hubby wants to go to a hospital this time.

We are using a midwife there though and we use her with number 5. She is wonderful and after having home births we are very adamant about what we want. She is exremely accomadating and wants our birh plan to go as scheduled.

I plan on adding you to my blog list it that is OK with you.

Woman, Wife, Mother, Birthkeeper. said...

You're very sweet! :) Yes, please feel free to add my blog - I'm flattered!

I'm sorry to hear about the hemorrhage and hospital birth plans, although it sounds like you have a good plan in place.

Are you doing anything preventative this time around in case of another hemorrhage? Alfalfa? Anything with high Vit. K levels to help with clotting in case it happens again?

I wish you the best with this birth! :)