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More Salon speakers!

Did you hear? We have two additional speakers at our November Salon! Check them out below and join us Wednesday.

BAY AREA DOULA PROJECT SALON SERIES PRESENTS:

SUPPORTING WOMEN DURING OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Location: Langton Labs
32 Langton St., San Francisco
Just three blocks from Civic Center BART!
Cost: Free

$5-$15 Suggested Donation for Bay Area Doula Project, no one will be turned away for lack of funds

In addition to Christine Morton we will hear from:

 

Melissa Price is a pediatric audiologist who lives in Palo Alto with husband Tim, and sons Flynn (4) Hayes (17 months) and Keane (17 months). She had a doula for her first birth, a planned cesarean. For the birth of her twins, Melissa had a second cesarean in June 2011, and 8 days later, experienced a massive postpartum hemorrhage. As a result, she had several blood transfusions and an emergency hysterectomy. She has since become a volunteer with the Stanford Blood Donor center and the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative as part of her healing journey.

 

Esther Gallagher is a doula with 30 years of education, training, and experience. She was born vaginally breech, her mom tried hard to have a natural childbirth but was strapped down and gassed. She has 2 children and one grandson born at home and has had 2 abortions. She has studied Midwifery, Anthropology, Philosophy, CBEducation, She is a Birth and Postpartum doula and a Permaculture designer.

 

 

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