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Erin J. Bernard

Erin J. Bernard is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer from Portland, Oregon. Before becoming a writer, Erin worked as a nanny and an ESL classroom teacher. She taught English at a Montessori school in Mexico and then ran an after-school language program in South Korea. Erin is the editor of the parenting guide, “Instructions Not Included: A Pediatrician’s Prescription for Raising the Best Kids on the Block,” written by Irwin H. Berkowitz, MD.

Articles by Erin J.

Parenting: Finding The Right Doula or Midwife For You and Your Baby

So you've decided to hire a doula or midwife to assist at your birth. Where in the world to begin? Choices abound, and locating a birth worker who is just right can leave any mom-to-be feeling a bit like Goldilocks.

Hiring a Doula or Midwife to Enhance Your Birth Experience

Giving birth need not be a one-woman act! In fact, the supporting cast you choose can be key to determining the ultimate quality of your birth experience. In a modern take on an age-old practice, many moms-to-be are bolstering those support systems with the services of midwives and doulas. Read on for more parenting info on whether you should choose a midwife or doula.
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